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Pain For Pride XV – Day 3

(EAW Intro….)

(A scene of what is left of a burned Las Vegas as the same voice speaks this time with even a more sinister tone…..)

Narrator: And now we are at Night 3. For the last two nights we have seen Elitists rise and fall, new champions crowned, and others keep on to their gold, but if they didn’t go through Hell to get there, then it was all for not.

(The footage shows Impact shaking hands with TLA before holding up the Answers World Championship to celebrate his tenth reign as World Champion. It then transitions to Andrea Valentine slowly holding up the Universal Women’s Championship.)

Narrator: Even in defeat, those whose legacies are forged in the walls of the EAW will forever continue, the question is, how will they adapt?

(It then switches to Kassidy Heart seething while leaning against the ropes after not being able to gain the Universal Women’s Championship to TLA being helped out of the ring after witnessing both he and TLA shaking hands.)

Narrator: But Opportunity now presents itself for some, they are not given the chance to take the next step forward and take advantage of their fortunes.

(Harper Lee is shown winning the Iconic Cup Tournament. Hikari Kanno looks disappointed and pissed. Chris Elite smiles after his huge win over Ms. Extreme who is shown with a scowl on her face. Jack Ripley nods in respect to Amir Yusuf who put up a fight. Astraea Jordan and Sheridan Muller are both seen laid out when unable to continue.)

Narrator: But as the second chapter of this Hellish weekend closes, the third chapter is about to be written and the last three stages of Dante’s Inferno are about to be presented. Violence, Fraud and Treachery, three pillars in the landscape of Professional Wrestling.

(Footage is shown of a bloody Charlie Marr grasping the Hardcore Championship, then Daryl Kinkade having a face-off with his former partner. Alex Myers flies off the ropes recklessly while being New Breed Champion, Aurora Monroe dives off the top of a cage while Ruler hits various people with Kendo Sticks. Ximena Velazquez lifts an opponent in the air with a chokeslam and Serenity waves while smiling.)

Narrator: In Violence manifests greed and even those who look fraudulent are the most genuine sinners out there.

(It now turns to Adam Lucas glaring before cracking a smirk, Jon Kelton posing, Ronan Malosi tipping his hat laughing, SOSA Henderson lowering his glasses and winking, Jake Smith pointing at himself and finally Jay Jerry Johnson flipping the camera off. It transitions to Ryan Wilson dancing in victory and Donovan Duke running down to the ring with the National Elite Championship around his waist.)

Narrator: Then, there is the most common denominator of them all. Treachery.

(It quickly transitions to Dr. Bethany Blue looking down at the shorter Caroline with a scowl on her face, then shows them fighting. Switching to Xander Payne attacking Ronn Banks, before both have another brawl.)

Narrator: But when all of those have come together? Then you have the final combustible element.

(Transitioning to Andre Walker doing various spears on opponents, and The Visual Prophet winning several matches before both men are face to face in title versus title, winner takes all.)

Narrator: And in our own personal hell? All that remains is ash, but can they find what was lost in the fire though it all?

(The scene quickly switches to various huge moments from the last two nights of Pain For Pride until it goes dark, and flames are shown but now a lit up Las Vegas)

Narrator: On the very last night? They must at……

Narrator: Narrator: …. PAIN FOR PRIDE!

EAW: AND NOW EAW AND LIGHTYEAR PRESENTS THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL PAIN FOR PRIDE! 

(The fireworks start going off in Allegiant Stadium as the sold-out crowd for night one is on their feet roaring and it is deafening. “Heaven and Hell” by Kanye West is blasting through the stadium as the camera pans to the three announce teams of Showdown, Voltage and then last Dynasty which it centers around as Stew-O, Jake Mercer and Flannery McCoy are standing by to call the first match of Night three….)

Stephie Love: THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS A TRIPLE THREAT MATCH SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!

Stephie Love: AND IT IS FOR THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!

(“Drama” by LightSkinKeisha plays as the lights in Allegiant Stadium shut off apart from a single white spotlight atop the stage where in the darkness, Aurora slowly rises up from below the ground. As the stage fills with smoke, her back is turned to the audience as she holds a seductive pose to accentuate her figure. Just before the first verse of “Drama” begins, Aurora turns her head slowly, relaxing her seductive pose and turning all the way around in sync with pyro, flexing her biceps. The lights kick back on, and she begins her descent down the ramp and to the ring taking in the scene at Pain for Pride.)

Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM NEW ORLEANS, LOUOSIANA…WEIGHING IN AT 160 POUNDS….SHE IS “THE PERFECT STORM”…..AUUURROOORRRRAAAAA MOONNNROOOEEEE!!!!

Stew-O: One of Showdown’s brightest stars if you ask me. You don’t have to lik her, but you have to respect her for what she csn do in the ring. She’s done nothing but impress but now it’s time to see what she’s capable of on the biggest stage, and I can’t wait. Some, including our Champion believes she doesn’t deserve to be here, and I’m sure she’s dying to prove that narrative wrong. 

(Aurora continues her saunter down the ramp, oozing confidence with her head held high as though every presence in the arena is beneath her. Upon reaching the ring, she hoists herself up onto the apron and does the championship sign around her waist. She enters the ring through the middle rope and positions herself at the center of the ring, flexing both biceps again for the hard camera, licking her lips as a menacing smirk grows across her face as her theme fades.) 

(“Legacy” by Eminem hits as Ruler slowly makes his way out onto the stage. He scans around the entire stadium booing him, and he doesn’t care. He takes a deep breath and makes his way down to the ring.) 

Stephie Love: MAKING HIS WAY TO THE RING….FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS..WEIGHING IN AT 235 POUNDS….HE IS “THE MONARCH OF AGONY”… RUUULLLLLLEEERRRRRR!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Another up and comer who has made some strides in the past few months and has a chance tonight to stamp his name in the record books. I don’t think I’ve seen a more determined look on someone’s face, and he’s made it clear this past week he is coming for victory, and I think he just might do it. 

(Ruler keeps his eyes on Aurora the entire time as he slides in the ring and takes another deep breath before going to the corner opposite of her as his theme fades.) 

(The lights in Allegiant Stadium would slowly go dim, before all the lights would turn off. The titantron would then turn on, where in gold lettering, shown on the titantron, appears the words “Forgotten No More”. After a few seconds, the titantron would turn back off. Nothingness surrounds the stadium, as flashlights from people’s phones around the stadium are turned on. The camera would start to slowly zoom out, getting a wide shot as suddenly, ‘Cry Out’ by One OK Rock hits!!!)

(The lights turn back on, as an explosion of cheers flows through Allegiant Stadium, the camera slowly zooms back in on the stage, as Alex Myers would slowly walk through the curtain! With the New Breed Championship placed around their neck, Alex Myers takes a moment to look around, and breathe in the love and admiration they are getting. Alex Myers can be seen sporting Non-Binary Colours inspired face paint covering half their face, as they wear a long, black trench coat, and ripped jeans. Alex would take the skateboard that is in their hand, and would kneel down, looking down as on the back of the skateboard, you see a painting of Alex Myers with the New Breed Championship! They get up, dropping their skateboard down as they hop on it and skate down to the ring!)

Stephie Love: AND THEIR OPPONENT, RESIDING IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, WEIGHING IN AT 170 POUNDS…THEY ARE THE CURRENT ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING NEW BREED CHAMPION, THE “NEW BREED SAVIOR”…ALLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: You just have to wonder the condition they are in. No way they are at full strength as his rib injury is a six week healing process. Alex though went against doctor’s advice and is competing here tonight because we know they weren’t going to miss Pain for Pride, having an amazing season and feels the need to cap it off going into season sixteen.

Jake Mercer: Season sixteen, exactly. Will he even be healthy enough for next season because of their condition after this match? And possibly lose their title in the process? Aurora and Ruler have a huge advantage tonight, and in my opinion, one hand already on the New Breed Title. 

(Alex Myers makes it to the end of the ramp at ringside, as they would stop right in their tracks. They first lock eyes with Aurora Monroe, before slowly focusing their attention on their familiar foe, Ruler. Alex picks their skateboard, as a staredown between the two ignites for a few seconds. Alex would throw the skateboard out of the way, and quickly make their way onto the apron, climbing their way up onto the top rope as they swing their arms out, posing.)

(Alex would slowly climb down from the top rope, and their way into the ring, as something is clearly off with them. They look around, both at Ruler and Aurora, as they take off the New Breed Championship from around their neck, giving it a kiss before handing it over to the referee. Alex lets out a sigh, both Ruler and Aurora looking at them as they would start to slowly take the trench coat off.)

(Both Ruler and Aurora Monroe can be seen smirking, as there it is, the bruising on Alex’s side, right where the ribcage is. But, as Alex continues to make more progress in taking the coat off, Ruler’s smirk slowly turns into a reaction of anger. Alex can be seen smiling, as the bruising is revealed to be masked in with Bodypaint, making out an image of a Church, split in half, and a dagger going right through it, making a complete mockery of Ruler’s and Alex’s past. Alex throws the coat to the side, staring Ruler down as they back into the corner.)

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Stew-O: And here we go! This triple threat New Breed Championship match is underway as all three competitors circle the ring waiting for the other to make the first move. Several seconds go by…AND WOAH RULER RUNS AND DELIVERS A FOREARM STRIKE THAT DRIVES ALEX THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE! AND AURORA IS WAITING RIGHT BEHIND HIM! 

Flannery McCoy: Aurora goes for a clothesline, but Ruler ducks and hits an uppercut driving her into the corner. Ruler now is the one in control of this match in the early goings hitting several shoulder thrusts, and then he delivers a running hip toss from the corner, and then runs off the ropes and drives his knee full force into the side of the head of Aurora. Ruler picks her up and goes for the Irish whip, but Aurora counters and Ruler runs right into an enziguri kick to the head from the apron from Alex! Ruler turns around and walks into a spinebuster from Aurora! Inadvertent teamwork there from Aurora and Alex as Ruler rolls to the outside of the ring. 

Jake Mercer: Alex hops inside the ring from the apron and comes face to face with Aurora. 

Alex Myers: (no mic) You don’t belong here. 

Stew-O: A hard forearm shot to the face of Alex that knocks them down to a knee. 

Aurora Monroe: (no mic) The fuck I don’t. 

Flannery McCoy: Aurora now begins unloading on Alex with a flurry of body shots before they push off as they fall into the corner. Aurora wastes no time in charging at Alex in the corner – But Alex counters with a back body drop sending her over the top, but she lands on the apron. She quickly climbs the top rope beside her before Alex turns around not knowing she’s up top – AND AURORA TAKES ALEX OUT WITH A CROSSBODY! AURORA ISN’T THE ONE TO GO HIGH RISK A LOT BUT YOU HAVE TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS AT PAIN FOR PRIDE! THE MOMENTUM HAS SHIFTED HER WAY! 

Stew-O: Alex is up and holding their ribs in pain from that, and Aurora is like a shark who smells blood in the water and she goes after those bruised ribs and delivers a body shot to the taped up ribcage! And now, Auro looks to go for the belly to belly suplex- BUT RULER COMES UP FROM BEHIND AURORA AND DELIVERS A GERMAN SUPLEX AS AURORA DELIVERS THE BELLY TO BELLY ON ALEX LAUNCHING HIM! A DOUBLE SUPLEX THERE!

Flannery McCoy: Ruler now picks his poison on which opponent to go after, and he runs and clotheslines Aurora over the top rope before shifting his focus back onto Alex who’s pulling themselves up in the corner, AND HE CHARGES, BUT ALEX GETS THEIR FEET UP STOPPING HIM IN HIS TRACKS! Alex backs up on to the second rope, leaps from it and delivers a hurricanrana! Ruler is up and here comes Alex…A SLINGBLADE! AND THEN ANOTHER SLINGBLADE! Ruler stands up…AND THEN WALKS RIGHT INTO A STANDING SPANISH FLY FROM THE NEW BREED CHAMPION!! Alex holds his ribs in pain as they go for the first cover of this match!! 

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Jake Mercer: Ruler with the early kickout! Alex knows they have to be careful with big moves in this match knowing how much it could take out of him not being fully healthy. And now Alex goes for their next move picking Ruler up, but he shoves Alex back and Alex turns around to eat a big boot from Aurora who is back in the match! Rules tries to run at Aurora, but Aurora sidesteps and sends Ruler shoulder first through the second turnbuckle and hitting the ring post! Aurora grabs him out from the turnbuckle and hooks both of the arms – THE FULL GERMAN NELSON SUPLEX AS RULER LANDED AWKWARDLY ON HIS NECK! 

Stew-O: Aurora is the only one standing as she decides which competitor to go after, and she turns and goes to boot Alex in the face – BUT ALEX DUCKED IT!! AND AURORA LANDED WITH HER LEG OVER THE ROPE…AND ALEX HITS A DROPKICK THAT DROPS HER DOWN TO THE FLOOR! Alex stands – AND LOOK OUT HERE COMES RULER – BUT ALEX SIDESTEPS AND RULER TAKES OUT AURORA WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! Alex looks down as both competitors get to their feet – 

Flannery McCoy: ALEX RUNS AND TAKES THEM BOTH OUT WITH A TOPE CON HILO!!!! Alex lands on their feet as he’s feeling pumped up even while in pain. 

Stew-O: Alex grabs Ruler and throws him shoulder first into the steel steps! Alex turns their attention back to Aurora and throws her back inside the ring as they climb up the apron. Alex measures, and then he springboards off the top rope- BUT AURORA SWEEPS THE FEET CAUSING THEM TO LAND STOMACH FIRST ON THE ROPE! Alex is a sitting duck right there as they scream in pain as the ribs take more damage. And uh oh – 

Flannery McCoy: AURORA PICKS THEM UP OFF THE ROPE AND PLACES THEM ON HER SHOULDERS IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY…BUT ALEX SLIPS OUT FROM BEHIND AND…ENZIGURI KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD DRIVES AURORA INTO THE CORNER BACK FIRST, AND ALEX LOOKS FOR A RUNNING SPLASH, BUT NOBODY HOME! AND NOW AURORA DELIVERS A HARD RIGHT HAND BEFORE LIFTING ALEX ON THE TOP ROPE, WHAT DOES SHE HAVE IN MIND HERE? :lupe: 

Stew-O: Aurora looks to be going for a superplex, but Alex throws jabs trying to fight out of it, but Aurora overpowers them – ALEX HITS A ROUNDHOUSE KICK, AND NOW THEY’RE IN CONTROL AS THEY GO FOR A HURRICANRANA OFF THE TOP ROPE…BUT AURORA USES HER POWER AND PULLS THEM BACK UP, AND SHE SWITCHES THEM INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY POSITION…OH NO – 

Jake Mercer: AURORA HITS A JUMPING GUTBUSTER FROM THE TOP ROPE!! :damn: IMAGINE THE DAMAGE THAT JUST DID TO ALEX’S RIBS AS SHE HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Stew-O: ALEX GETS THEIR SHOULDER UP! AURORA STANDS UP – AND RULER SPEARS HER! AURORA USES HER RING AWARENESS AND ROLLS OUT, AND NOW RULER LOOKS DOWN AT ALEX. 

Flannery McCoy: Ruler picks up Alex by the head, and Alex slaps his hands away and delivers a vicious superkick that drops Ruler like a sack of potatoes. Alex gingerly makes his way back to their feet, and they run and springboard off the rope looking for “The Bird’s Cry!!” But Ruler got the knees up just in the nick of time. AND RULER TRANSITIONS INTO “MONARCHY ESCAPE!!!” THE CHICKEN WING CROSSFACE IS LOCKED IN,  AND ALEX HAS ABSOLUTELY NOWHERE TO GO!! 

Jake Mercer: YOU CAN SEE THE PAIN ON ALEX’ FACE WITH THEIR RIBS BEING STRETCHED OUT, THEY MAY HAVE TO TAP OUT TO SAVE THEMSELVES AS DOCTORS RECOMMENDED NOT COMPETING TONIGHT! THEY TRY CRAWLING TO THE ROPES BUT STILL HAS A WAYS TO GO….AND ALEX LOOKS TO BE FADING OUT! ALEX LOOKS OUT!!

Flannery McCoy: ALEX OUT OF NOWHERE REVERSES THE PIN AND HAS RULER ON HIS BACK FOR THE PIN!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Stew-O: RULER HAD TO LET GO TO SAVE HIMSELF, AND BOTH RISE TO THEIR FEET, AND RULER. GOES FOR A VICIOUS LARIAT…AND ALEX DUCKS AND DROPKICKS RULER AS RULER FLIES THROUGH THE SECOND ROPE, AND ALEX RUNS OFF THE ROPES, AND THEY GO FOR THE SUICIDE DIVE – BUT RULER CATCHES THEM…AND SLAMS THEM RIGHT ON TOP OF THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE TABLE! 

Jake Mercer: And now look at this, Ruler is repeatedly throwing rights at the injured ribs of Alex, and Ruler is relentless in this attack!

Ruler: (no mic) You should have chosen option A…and stayed away! 

Stew-O: This is getting disturbing as Ruler delivers more shots to the ribs of Alex laying on the announce desk. And Ruler picks them up and places them between the legs on top of the table – “MADE IN HEAVEN!!!! ” THE SPIKE PILEDRIVER PUTS ALEX THROUGH THE SPANISH ANNOUNCE DESK!! I THINK RULER IS TRYING TO ENSURE A NEW NEW BREED CHAMPION TONIGHT AND I THINK HE JUST ACCOMPLISHED THAT!! 

(Instant replay of the “Made In Heaven” to Alex through the announce desk.) 

Flannery McCoy: I don’t think he’s done there, look what he’s doing. Ruler walks over to the steel steps and takes the top half off and walks towards a motionless Alex….what in the hell does he have in mind here?! :lupe: 

(Ruler gives a small smile.)

Stew-O: OH MY GOD!!! RULER JUST DROVE THE STEEL STEPS ON TOP OF THE RIBS OF ALEX AS HARD AS HE COULD BEFORE DROPPING IT ON THEIR BODY! :damn: We just might need some help out here for Alex ASAP! 

(The camera pans to a kid in the crowd in Alex Myers face paint sad.) 

Flannery McCoy: Ruler goes to pick them up, UNTIL AURORA GRABS HIM FROM BEHIND AND THROWS HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE RING POST BEFORE SHE THROWS HIM BACK IN THE RING! I think this match just turned into a one on one with what Ruler just did to Alex Myers. AMD now in the ring,  Ruler turns around…AND AURORA MONROE LOCKS IN AN OCTOPUS STRETCH PULLING THE ARM OF RULER AS FAR BACK AS SHE CAN!! Ruler is trying his best to fight out of this, but he drops to a knee!

Stew-O: After a few moments, Ruler manages to escape the submission enough that Aurora lets go and they both race to their feet and she goes for a big boot. – BUT RULER DUCKS UNDER AND PICKS HER UP IN A POWERBOMB POSITION, AND HE THROWS HER IN THE CORNER FOR A BUCKLE BOMB!! AURORA IS IN A VULNERABLE SPOT RIGHT HERE AS RULER – “WILL OF NICHOLAS!!!!!” THE EVENFLOW DDT AS RULER FLIPS HER OVER AND LOOKS TO BECOME THE NEW BREED CHAMPION!!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!

Flannery McCoy: AURORA STAYS ALIVE AS RULER EXPRESSES A BIT OF FRUSTRATION BY POUNDING THE MAT! Meanwhile a few feet away from us, Alex Myers has yet to move, and no help has come to check on them yet which is absurd if you ask me. 

Jake Mercer: In all fairness, Alex Myers brought this upon themselves and if we’re being honest, Alex would refuse to leave even if medical personnel tried helping them out. But back in the ring, the two challengers are still going at it as Ruler picks her up and looks to connect with “Will of Nicholas” once more, but Aurora fights out of it, and she hits an uppercut to the jaw knocking Ruler back a few steps, AND RULER GOES TO CHARGE AT HER – 

Stew-O: BACK BODY DROP FROM AURORA! She begins to fight back as she charges at Ruler in the corner, and damn near boots the head clean off his body! Aurora brings Ruler back to the center of the ring – SHE GRABS HIM BY THE THROAT AND PICKS HIM UP, AND DELIVERS A VICIOUS CHOKESLAM!! WHAT POWER THAT IS FROM AURORA! And Aurora doesn’t stop there as she stalks Ruler from behind before he stands and turns – 

Jake Mercer: SHE PICKS UP RULER AND PRESSES HIM ABOVE HER HEAD! :damn:!!!! “SOLAR FLARE!!!!” THE MILITARY PRESS CONNECTS AS SHE NOW DROPS DOWN AND GOES FOR THE COVER! 

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEE!!!!

Stew-O: KICKOUT FROM RULER STAYING ALIVE!! And you were right Jake, that feat of strength we just saw was incredible. 

Flannery McCoy: As of right now, this match looks to be one on one as Alex is still having a hard time moving, and Aurora inside the ring looks for her next move. Ruler is struggling to get to his feet, but Aurora is waiting for him and she looks to be going for “The Tempest!!” BUT RULER SPINS OUT OF IT AND DRIVES A KNEE INTO THE MIDSECTION OF AURORA! AND THEN HE GRABS AHOLD OF HER HEAD AND REPEATEDLY DRIVES HIS KNEE INTO HER FACE! 

Jake Mercer: Ruler picks her up in a running powerslsm position, but she slips out from behind him and she attempts to roll him up – But Ruler held on to the rope for dear life! RULER RUNS UP AND DRIVES THE KNEE INTO THE SIDE OF HER HEAD, AND HE WASTES NO TIME IN PICKING HER UP AND GETTING GER IN POSITION…HE’S GOING FOR “BLOODRAYNE MAKER!!!”” THE SWINGING REVERSE STO – 

Flannery McCoy: IT CONNECTS AS HE GOES FOR THE COVER!! WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A BRAND NEW CHAMPION!! 

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!!

Stew-O: ALEX MYERS OUT OF NOWHERE COMES FLYING DOWN ON TOP OF THE BACK OF RULER AND HITTING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE!! ALEX JUST SAVED THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP!! AND ALEX CRAWLS AND GOES FOR THE COVER ON AURORA!! 

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: AURORA GETS THE SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SECOND!!! Alex is struggling to get to their feet holding his ribs in extreme pain, and they walk over to Ruler as Aurora rolls underneath the rope on the apron. How Alex is walking never mind still competing blows my mind. 

Jake Mercer: Alex walks over to Ruler, and Ruler picks them up and drives them into the opposite corner – AND IN THAT CORNER IS AURORA AND RULER DRIVES THEM RIGHT INTOHERR! DOUBLE SHOULDER THRUST! AND THEN AGAIN! RULER RUNS BACK TO THE OPPOSITE CORNER, AND HITS THE LEAPING SPLASH ON BOTH OF THEM IN THE CORNER!! Ruler runs off the ropes now – AND HE IS GOING FOR THE “REVOLUTIONIZER” ON ALEX!!!! THE RUNNING KNEE – 

Flannery McCoy: BUT ALEX DUCKS AND RULER GOT AURORA INSTEAD!! ALEX KNOWS THIS IS A PRIME OPPORTUNITY TO STRIKE…”SUDDEN TRAUMA!!!!!” THE IVERSHOT SLING BLADE DRIVES RULER’S HEAD INTO THE MAT AS ALEX HOOKS BOTH OF THE LEGS TO RETAIN THEIR NEW BREED TITLE!! 

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!

Stew-O: RULER KICKS OUT WITH A SPLIT SECOND LEFT!! Alex looks frustrated because they know the longer they stay in this match, the worse it is for their ribs and that might have been their best shot. 

Jake Mercer: Alex crawls underneath the rope and gingerly makes their way up top…AND THEY GO FOR A PHOENIX SPLASH… BUT RULER MOVES OUT OF THE WAY!! RULER STANDS UP – 

Flannery McCoy: AND AURORA IS BACK UP AND TURNS HIM AROUND – “THE TEMPEST!!!” THE PUMPHANDLE FACE SLAM AND SHE GOES FOR THE COVER ON RULER!!!!

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!

Stew-O: ALEX BREAKS IT UP BY PUTTING AURORA MONROE IN THE “DAWN OF TORMENT!!!!” THE ARM TRAP CROSS LEGGED STF IS LOCKED IN ON AURORA ON TOP OF THE BODY OF UNCONSCIOUS RULER!! IS AURORA GOING TO TAP OUT HERE?! 

Flannery McCoy: AURORA IS SHAKING HER HEAD NO AS ALEX APPLIES THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF PRESSURE, AURORA IS TRYING TO REACH FOR THAT BOTTOM ROPE BUT AURORA LOOKS TO BE FADING, THE REFEREE LOOKS LIKE HE’S ABOUT TO CALL IT – 

Stew-O: AURORA…AURORA OUT OF PURE ADRENALINE BREAKS FREE FROM THE GRIP AND IS ON A KNEE TRYING TO GET UP TO A VERTICAL BASE, BUT ALEX ISN’T MAKING IT EASY, AND SHE’S UP!! ALEX LETS GO KNOWING THERE’S NO POINT AND THEY RUN OFF THE ROPES…AND AURORA ALMOST TURNS THEM INSIDE OUT WITH THE LARIAT!!!

Flannery McCoy: Aurora avoided disaster there and you have to wonder if that took what little energy she may have left. Aurora goes over to. Alex as they are trying to stir to a knee, and she charges, but Alex sidesteps and they both run the opposite ropes of one another, AND AURORA LEAPS THEM OVER HER HEAD BACKWARDS AND ALEX LANDS ON THE TOP ROPE LIKE THEY’RE SPIDER MAN! BUT BEFORE THEY DO ANYTHING….RULER IS BACK IN THE MATCH AND TAKES OUT AN UNSUSPECTING AURORA WITH A DROPKICK BUT LOOK OUT – 

Stew-O: ALEX LEAPS OFF THE TOP ROPE LOOKING TO TAKE RULER OUT WITH A HURRICANRANA!! BUT RULER DOESN’T LET IT HAPPEN AND PULLS ALEX’ BODY WEIGHT UP…AND HE HITS A RUNNING POWERBOMB TO THE OUTSIDE FLOOR!! ALEX IS SCREAMING IN AGONY AS…

Jake Mercer: AURORA ROLLS UP RULER!! 

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Stew-O: SHE GRABS THE ROPE FOR A LITTLE LEVERAGE!! OH NO!

….

Flannery McCoy: BUT RULER STILL MANAGES TO KICK OUT ENOUGH TO GET THE SHOULDER UP!! Aurora runs after Ruler, but he counters with a back body drop, Aurora though lands on the apron and Ruler turns around…AURORA MONROE HITS A SLINGSHOT SPEAR FROM THE APRON, AND SHE STANDS. She takes a peek outside to see Alex is still down, and she turns her attention back to Ruler, KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, AND A REVERSE STO TAKES DOWN RULER AS SHE TRIES CRAWLING TO MAKE THE COVER – 

Jake Mercer: OH MY!!! “SINNER’S LULLABY!!!!” REVERSE SENTON ON TOP OF AURORA! ALEX MYERS GOES FOR THE COVER AND THE VICTORY!! 

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!

Stew-O: RULER BREAKS IT UP WITH AN ANKLE LOCK!!! RULER HAS THE ANKLE LOCK APPLIED ON ALEX MYERS! ALEX IS FLOPPING AROUND TRYING TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS! AND ALEX REACHES FOR THE ROPE…BUT RULER PULLS THEM BACK TO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! 

Flannery McCoy: ALEX HAS NOWHERE TO GO NOW…AND THEY ROLL THROUGH AND RULER HITS THE TURNBUCKLE FACT FIRST, AND NOW IT’S ALEX WHO TRIES TO ROLL RULER UP, BUT RULER ROLLS THROUGH UP TO HIS FEET, AND A FRONT DROPKICK TO THE FACE! Ruler takes a look at his surroundings, and then baseball slides Aurora off the apron to the floor and puts his attention back on Alex, looking to put this match away and win his first championship. 

Stew-O: RULER RUNS BACK TO ALEX, KICK TO THE MIDSECTION, AND HE’S GOING FOR “MADE IN HEAVEN!!” THE SPIKE PILEDRIVER!!! – 

Jake Mercer: ALEX FIGHTS OUT OF IT, AND LEAPS OUT OF NOWHERE AND HITS THE TURMOIL FACEBREAKER! Alex rolls under the rope and goes up high, he is going for what we all know as “Sinner’s Lullaby” for the third time. One time it worked and the other didn’t. Is this going to be what puts this match to bed?! 

Stew-O: LOOK!!! BEFORE ALEX COULD BALANCE HIMSELF, AURORA APPEARS ON THE APRON AND PUSHES THEM OFF TO RINGSIDE AND ALEX HITS THE BARRICADE!!! AURORA GOES UP TOP NOW, IS THIS HER MOMENT?! 

Flannery McCoy: “BOREALIS!!!!!” THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS AS SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!! WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!

..

….

Flannery McCoy: ALEX MYERS!!! ALEX OUT OF INSTINCT GOT UP AND QUICKLY PLACED RULER’S FOOT ON THE BOTTOM ROPE, SAVING THEIR TITLE!! AURORA LITERALLY CAN’T BELIEVE IT!

Stew-O: Aurora almost literally experienced the right place, right time moment but Alex out of instinct is the only guess stopped it. Aurora leaves the ring and goes on the attack against the very hurt Alex Myers sitting up against the barricade. BUT ALEX GRABS THE ARM OF AURORA AND PULLS BACK CAUSING GER TO CRASH INTO THE BARRICADE SHOULDER FIRST! Everybody is down in this title threat New Breed title match. 

Flannery McCoy: After several seconds, Alex and Aurora both slide back into the ring and both begin to stir, and an uppercut from Alex! A right hand from Aurora! Both competitors exchanging shots with the other back and forth, until….A HIGH KNEE STRIKE FROM ALEX THAT STUNS AURORA, AND THEN ALEX – ALEX HAS HER IN PERFECT POSITION, HE’S GOING FOR “FINAL SYMPHONY!!!

Jake Mercer: AND YES, THE CRUCIFIX LUNGBLOWER CONNECTS AS ALEX HOOKS THE LEG TO RETAIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP!! 

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEE!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!

…..

Stew-O: AND THIS TIME IT’S RULER SAVING THE MATCH JUST BARELY IN TIME!!! Alex Myers can’t believe it because we just don’t know how much more that body of theirs can really handle. 

Flannery McCoy: Ruler is back up, and he delivers a soccer style kick to the stomach of Alex, and he picks Alex up for the irish whip, but Alex counters and then…WHOA ALEX LEAPFROGS OVER HIS HEAD, AND THEN THEY PICK UP RULER AND TAKES HIM DOWN WITH THE SPINEBUSTER AND FOLLOWS IT UP BY DRIVING BOTH OF THEIR FEET INTO THE HEART OF RULER! Alex tries to crawl back over to Ruler to make the cover…

Jake Mercer: OH SHIT!! AURORA IS BACK UP AND SHE STOMPS AS HARD AS SHE CAN ON THE FINGERS OF ALEX’ RIGHT HAND! AURORA IMMEDIATELY PICKS THEM UP OFF THE MAT AND SETS THEM UP IN THE PUMPHANDLE, BUT ALEX FIGHTS OUT OF IT, AND BOTH SEPARATE BEFORE RUNNING AT EACH OTHER – 

Stew-O: AND ALEX TAKES AURORA DOWN WITH “SUDDEN TRAUMA!!!” THEY SPIKED HER HEAD INTO THE MAT, AND NOW ALEX IS CRAWLING IN PAIN TRYING TO MAKE THE COVER FOR THE WINAND HE’S THERE AND HOOKS THE LEG!!

Flannery McCoy: BUT OH MY GOD! LOOK! LOOK!!! RULER IS BACK UP AND HE PICKS ALEX UP AND BASEBALL SLIDES THEM UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE TO THE OUTSIDE!! RULER IS GOING TO PICK UP THE PIECES AS HE PINS AURORA!! OH MY GOD!!! WE HAVE A NEW NEW BREED CHAMPION!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!

….

Flannery McCoy: BUT AURORA GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!! HOW?!?

Jake Mercer: :notbad: 

Stew-O: Ruler in shock as I’m sure we all are. Triple threat matches are all about picking your spot and being in the right place at the right time, and he almost was, but Aurora keeps the match going with the kickout! What a battle this has been. 

Flannery McCoy: Ruler picks up what seems to be like dead weight of Aurora and he hooks both of the arms…BUT AURORA MAYBE WAS PLAYING POSSUM AND HITS A BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX! AGAIN WE’RE AMAZED AT THE STRENGTH THAT TOOK AT THIS POINT IN THE MATCH! And I think it just dawned on Alex just how lucky they are that their title isn’t gone yet as they use the ring skirt to help pull themselves up and they climb up the apron slowly, trying to get back in this match. 

Stew-O: Alex is finally standing on the apron, and HERE COMES AURORA TO KNOCK THEM OFF, BUT ALEX BLOCKS THE RIGHT HAND SHOT AND DELIVERS ONE OF THEIR OWN! And now…ALEX GRABS AHOLD OF THE HEAD AND, THEY’VE GOT THE GUILLOTINE CHOKE LOCKED IN ON THE APRON AS AURORA IS STUCK OVER THE ROPE! AURORA IS TRYING HER ABSOLUTE BEST TO GET OUT IF THIS, BUT THERE’S NOT MUCH SHE CAN DO! 

Jake Mercer: LOOK UP ABOVE!! RULER DELIVERS AN ELBOW DROP TO THE UPPERHALD OF ALEX’S BODY AND THEY BOTH CRASH ON THE RINGSIDE MAT!! Alex is completely out and I don’t think they are getting up again. Ruler picks up the motionless Alex and places him back in the ring and goes for the cover again! That’s gotta do it!! 

OOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: ALEX MYERS STAYS ALIVE ONCE AGAIN!! This match continues as Ruler uses the rope and pulls himself up to his feet, He walks over to Alex and grabs them by the head, and Alex tries to fight back with some body shots, but they just seem too weak to do anything, and Ruler notices this. 

Jake Mercer Ruler gives a sick smile before….HE DELIVERS A HARD KICK TO THE INJURED RIBS OF ALEX, AND THEN SEVERAL BODY SHOTS TO IT AS ALEX CAN’T REALLY DO ANYTHING!

Stew-O: AND A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION…..”WILL OF NICHOLAS!!!” THE EVERFLOW DDT CONNECTS!! AND RULER GOES FOR THE COVER!!!!

OOOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: AURORA SAVES THE MATCH JUST IN TIME!!  

Stew-O: SHE CAME ALMOST OUT OF NOWHERE! And now all three are out for a few seconds until Aurora and Ruler stand up and Ruler irish whips her into the ropes and goes for a back body drop… BUT AURORA DELIVERS A KICK TO THE FACE! AND THEN AURORA AGAIN TAKES HIM OUT WITH A BIG BOOT! AURORA IS PERHAPS LOOKING FOR HER OPENING TO CLOSE THIS MATCH AS SHE GOES TO THE TOP ROPE AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS WHEN SHE DOES! “BOREALISSSS!!!!” THE SHOOTING STAR PRESS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THIS MATCH – 

Flannery McCoy: BUT IT DOESN’T CONNECT THIS TIME AS RULER GOT HIS KNEES UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT!! AND RULER TRANSITIONS INTO THE “MONARCHY ESCAPE!!!” THE CHICKENWING CROSSFACE IS LOCKED IN FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS MATCH!!!

Stew-O: AURORA IS COMPLETELY STUCK ALMOST PANICKING IN THE SUBMISSION, BUT SHE MAY HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO TAP OUT! AND IT FINALLY LOOKS LIKE SHE’S ABOUT TO AS SHE HAS HER HAND UP – 

..

Flannery McCoy: ALEX CATCHES HER HAND MAKES SURE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN!! RULER DOESN’T LOOK HAPPY AS THE TWO LOCK EYES BEFORE LETTING GO AND BOTH RISE TO THEIR FEET!! 

Stew-O: OH MAN, RULER TRIES TO DRIVE HIS KNEE INTO ALEX’S FACE, BUT ALEX SLIDESTEPS AND DELIVERS A BACKSTABBER TAKING HIM DOWN! AND ALEX ONCE MORE GINGERLY MAKES THEIR WAY TO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE, DOES  ALEX HAVE ENOUGH LEFT TO PULL THIS ONE OUT?! THEY STAND TALL…BUT AURORA IS BACK UP AND KNOCKS INTO THE ROPES CAUSING ALEX TO LOSE THEIR BALANCE AND LAND GROIN FIRST ON THE TOP TURNBUCKLE! 

Jake Mercer: AURORA TURNS HER ATTENTION TO RULER RIGHT NEXT TO HER AND SHE HAS HIM IN THE PUMPHANDLE SETTING UP FOR “THE TEMPEST!!” –

Stew-O: BUT NO!! RULER ESCAPES IT, AND THEN….”BLOODRAYNE MAKKERRRR!!!!” THE SWINGING REVERSE STO IN ONE QUICK SWIFT MOTION AND RULER HOOKS THE LEG!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEE!!!!!

……

Flannery McCoy: ALEX MYERS!!!!! “SINNER’S LULLABY” ON TOP OF BOTH OF THEM AS RULER LOOKED LIKE HE WAS ABOUT TO WIN THE TITLE!! AND ALEX GOES FOR THE COVER ON AURORA!!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!

TTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEE!!!!!

….

(Ding! Ding! Ding!) 

(‘Cry Out’ by One OK Rock hits as the crowd roars in appreciation. Alex Myers slowly stands holding their ribs in serious pain and gets their hand raised high as the referee presents them with the New Breed Championship.) 

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER…AND STILLLLLLL THE EAW NEW BREED CHAMPION….ALLLEEEXXXX MYERSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: WOW, WHAT A BATTLE, AND WHAT A PERRFORMANCE FROM ALEX MYERS! They just flat out refused to lose tonight despite taking almost everything both Aurora and Ruler threw at them, but they prevail STILL New Breed Champion. 

Flannery McCoy: You gotta give credit to his opponents too, they both looked like they had the title won at several points, but it wasn’t their night, but have extremely bright futures going into next season. But tonight was Alex’s night, congratulations to Alex Myers! 

(Alex Myers looks like they can barely stand, but they have enough strength to hold the New Breed Championship up high and soak in this moment.)

( As Pain for Pride fades back in, the fans are treated to the next match graphic flashing across the screen. )

( The thunderous ovation for the Hardcore Championship nearly drowns out Showdown’s Gina Romano. )

Gina Romano: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS SCHEDULED FOR…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

Gina Romano: AND IT’S FOR THE ELITE ANSWERS WRESTLING HARDCORE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

( “Primrose” by Dream State begins to blast across the PA system and the cheers only get more raucous as the recently returned, Daryl Kinkade, steps onto the stage. )

Gina Romano: INTRODUCING FIRST… FROM NORWICH, ENGLAND… WEIGHING IN AT 225 POUNDS… HE IS ‘THE KINK OF ELITE’… DARYL KINKADE!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: :oh: ‘Kink of Elite’? Do you think he’ll have to get rid of that name now that Disney is involved?

Deadprez: :mjlol: Anyways, let’s focus on what is no doubt one of Showdown’s marquee matches for this year’s Pain for Pride. The personal nature of the relationship between Daryl and the man he is set to do battle with tonight, his former tag team partner, Charlie Marr, is extremely well documented. MarrKade rose through the ranks together, winning the Unified Tag Team Championships, and having some incredible moments together.

Eve: HOWEVER… the tag team wouldn’t last. The two would end up in a bitter, brutal war that culminated in Barbed Wire Massacre II. The match was unforgettable. Daryl would set Charlie up for the kill by laying him across a bed of nails and going high risk. Unfortunately, Charlie would find a way to move at the last second and Daryl was left in shock. Charlie found a way to cover Daryl at the very last second and he would walk away from the match as the winner.

Gavin Kirkland: I’m sure a lot of people questioned Daryl Kinkade and whether or not he would ever return to this stage. A gruesome right knee injury and the pandemic sidelined him for the last few years, and when he returned this year at Grand Rampage, all of us were shocked. Excitement filled the air as it appeared a MarrKade reunion was in the works… but…

Deadprez: BUT!

Eve: But Charlie Marr did Charlie Marr things, and Daryl found himself screwed by his former friend once again :wow:.

( Kinkade has made his way into the ring now and he has taken his time to appreciate the moment. His journey to get back to this stage was long and grueling, and seemed downright impossible at times. But no matter what, he’d made it, and inside an EAW ring is exactly where Kinkade felt he belonged. He nodded his head with a look of determination on his face and shed his ring jacket as his music faded out. )

( “Praise the Lord” by Bandokay begins to play and this enrages the crowd and sends them into a fit of jeers. )

Gina Romano: AND HIS OPPONENT… REPRESENTING THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA… WEIGHING IN AT 240 POUNDS… HE IS THE EAW HARDCORE CHAMPION…  ‘THE MAN OF ALWAYS’ CHARLIE MARR!!!!

( The newly minted Hall of Famer walks out and pauses on the stage. An arrogant smile crosses his handsome face as he takes in the crowd’s reaction to him. Charlie has never been one to care about what other people think and just to give the crowd something else to boo him for, he raises both middle fingers in the air. )

Crowd: :francis:

Deadprez: Well, the crowd will certainly be behind Daryl Kinkade in this match, but I don’t think Charlie would have it any other way. After all, this is the same man who used his own Hall of Fame induction to talk shit about everyone other than Veena Adams.

Eve: :mjlol: I wouldn’t have expected anything less, honestly. Charlie Marr has always been one to tell it like it is and not hold anything back. We should have all expected that even on a night as prestigious and as classy as the Hall of Fame, that Charlie would show a lack of decorum and use the public platform to ether people.

Gavin Kirkland: :drakelike: Despite beating Limommy for that Hardcore Championship and breaking my heart in the process, I have to say, Charlie is becoming one of my favorite Elitists. This guy is a real bastard and more than anything, he thrives in an environment like this. I have no idea what he will have in store for his former best friend and partner tonight, but I bet it won’t be pleasant. Charlie is going to be looking to hurt Daryl tonight and put him on the shelf for another three years. Bet.

( No one could argue that as Marr got into the ring. As he unstrapped the Hardcore Championship from around his waist, he focused his beautiful, perfect blue eyes on Kinkade and narrowed them. After a moment, he looked at his title, gave it a little kiss, and passed it over to the referee, who held it up. There was no reason for the referee to explain the rules because this was a hardcore match, so he passed the title off to the timekeeper and called for the bell. )

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Deadprez: Charlie and Daryl immediately lock up and they begin jostling back and forth for positioning! It’s the champ who takes control and he backs Daryl into the corner, driving his shoulder into the other man’s gut! Charlie backs off, leaving Daryl favoring his stomach, and he takes him down with a massive clothesline as Daryl comes stumbling out of the corner!

Eve: Charlie doesn’t bother going for the cover! He’s stomping away on Daryl! Daryl is trying to roll to the ropes but Charlie grabs him and drags him back to the center of the ring. Charlie drops down to the mat and he looks for a modified crossface submission! Daryl kicks his legs up and he gets his legs around Charlie, pushing his shoulders to the mat! Charlie quickly kicks out and gets to his feet, diving at Daryl, but Daryl manages to duck a clothesline! Daryl gets Charlie around the waist and drops him on the back of his head with a German suplex!

Gavin Kirkland: Daryl rolls out of the ring and he is looking for weapons! The challenger is grabbing for everything he can find! Glass, barbed wire, whatever the fuck is left over from the shit Voltage has subjected us to this weekend!

Eve: Charlie is back up and he sees what’s going on! It’s the champ who is out of the ring now and he is looking for weapons! Charlie has his own ideas of how to inflict the most amount of punishment he can on the man who’s trying to take his title here tonight!

Crowd: WE WRESTLE! WE WRESTLE! WE WRESTLE! WE WRESTLE! WE WRESTLE!

Deadprez: Weeeeeeeell… I don’t think they’re gunna be doing much wrestling :mjlol:

Gavin Kirkland: Both men are back into the ring now and look at their faces! Charlie is smiling as he takes a look at everything he has at his disposal now. Daryl looks a little more cautious over his surroundings because even though he’s been in matches like this before, it’s been over three years. He is facing one of the most dangerous competitors we’ve ever seen here in EAW. Daryl knows that he is a massive underdog tonight, but we all know he is going to bring the fight!

Eve: Charlie greets Daryl with a kick to the mid-section and tosses him into the corner! Daryl looks to avoid the stomps but Charlie rakes him across the face and takes advantage! Daryl is forced into a sitting position and Charlie slams his boot across Daryl’s face! The champ looks around the ring and goes for a pane of glass, but Daryl uses the ropes to haul himself up and darts out of the corner! Charlie sits the glass in the corner and Daryl nails him from behind with a blow to the back of the head! Daryl quickly takes control and tries to ram Charlie head first through the glass, but the champ grabs the ropes!

Deadprez: Back elbow temporarily derails Daryl, but he is right back on the attack! He clubs Charlie in the back a few times before turning him around and nailing him across the face with a right hand! Charlie takes another shot to the face before Daryl grabs his arm and whips him into the ropes! Charlie manages to duck a clothesline but Daryl catches him on the rebound, tosses him up, and slams him down with a belly-to-belly suplex!

Gavin Kirkland: Daryl goes for an elbow drop, but Charlie rolls out of the way! He grabs Daryl up, snapmares him onto the mat and kicks him right between the shoulder blades! Charlie reaches for the closest weapon to him which is a metal trash can lid and he bashes Daryl in the head with it! Charlie goes for a chinlock, jamming his knee right into Daryl’s back!

Eve: Charlie is unable to keep Daryl down as Daryl is able to reverse it and turn it into a hammerlock! Daryl uses the hammerlock to force Charlie into a pin, but the champ is out before the referee can even get into position! Charlie lunges for the trash can lid once again, but Daryl with a roundhouse kick that knocks the lid right out of Charlie’s hands. Charlie darts forward, looking to take Daryl with a clothesline but Daryl ducks! Once again, he wraps Charlie around the waist and sends him crashing into the glass with a German suplex!!!!

Deadprez: The crowd cheers as the back of Charlie’s skull collides with the glass and Daryl quickly pulls him out of the debris and goes for the cover!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Gavin Kirkland: Charlie throws his shoulder and somehow manages to get Daryl in a leg scissors! Daryl slips out, returns to his feet, and begins to stomp away on Charlie! He pulls him up by the beard and tosses him into the corner! Daryl with a running European uppercut that snaps Charlie’s head back and Daryl leaps up, connects with a monkey flip, and sends Charlie flying across the ring! Charlie tries to recover but Daryl hits him right in the jaw with a running knee strike!!! 

Eve: Daryl is looking around the ring and he sets his sights on a gusset plate!

Deadprez: He has Charlie by the beard and is dragging him towards it! Charlie immediately wraps his arms around Daryl’s surgically repaired right knee and brings him to the mat! He’s not about to let Daryl get anymore of an advantage in this match. The champ is back to his feet now and he flips Daryl onto his back. He kicks Daryl in the stomach multiple times before grabbing the right leg and slamming it into the mat!

Gavin Kirkland: Charlie maintains control of the leg and wraps Daryl up in a figure four! Daryl is in all kinds of trouble now, and there’s not a doubt in my mind that Charlie will do whatever he can tonight to end Daryl’s career for good. Targeting that right knee is so smart, and we have seen just how calculating Charlie can be time and time again.

Eve: Daryl Kinkade is a fighter, though! He is looking to try and reverse the hold. Charlie’s not going to let that happen and he gets that gusset plate in his hands! He slams it into Daryl’s head, stopping the reverse attempt, and Charlie does it again! He releases the figure four, grabs a hold of Daryl’s hair and wraps him in one arm sleeper hold.

Deadprez: That gusset plate is now being jammed into Daryl’s forehead, causing the former National Elite Champion to start bleeding! Charlie looks to maximize the damage so releases his hold on Daryl and starts to hammer the gusset plate into Daryl’s head with his fist!

Gavin Kirkland: This match has quickly escalated and Daryl Kinkade now wears a crimson mask. Charlie stands up, leaving the gusset plate jammed in Daryl’s skin and stomps down on it! The crowd is booing as Charlie takes a bow. He hasn’t even scratched the surface of what we know he is capable of, and that’s kind of alarming. Daryl is reaching for that weapon and trying to pull it out of his head, but Charlie directs his attention back to Daryl’s knee.

Deadprez: Daryl’s face looks like a bloody pincushion as Charlie delivers shoot kick after shoot kick to the back of Daryl’s leg trying to take as much of Daryl’s game away from him as he can to make this match easier for him.

Gavin Kirkland: Charlie slams the leg hard on the mat and rolls out of the ring to grab another weapon. He crawls under the ring and searches for a moment before coming out and he has a kendo stick in his hand. I wonder what he’s going to do with that?

Eve: Nothing good and that’s obvious. He doesn’t get back in the ring, but he does drag Daryl over to the ropes by his injured leg. Charlie intertwines Daryl’s leg between the kendo stick and the ropes and he just twists. Charlie is contorting Daryl’s leg into a pretzel. 

Deadprez: CHARLIE IS NOW BASHING DARYL’S LEG OVER AND OVER AND AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE APRON! Charlie Marr is a very methodical and very dangerous competitor and we are seeing the process in action!

Gavin Kirkland: Daryl still has that gusset plate stuck in his head as Charlie does everything he can to make sure that Daryl can’t get back to his feet. Heck, he might be trying to end the guy’s career.

Eve: Charlie doesn’t care about that. Charlie Marr is here right now to make sure he leaves Las Vegas as the Hardcore Champion. Charlie stops bashing Daryl’s leg against the apron and rolls back into the ring with the kendo stick still in hand. Charlie drags Daryl from the ropes and hooks Daryl’s good leg for the cover.

ONNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOO!!

THHHHHHRRRREEEEEEEE–

Deadprez: DARYL KICKS OUT AT TWO! That kick out probably didn’t feel good since he had to use that injured leg to kick out and he holds his leg in pain. Charlie looks ready to cause more pain as he pulls Daryl up by his hair, picks up the kendo stick again and shoves him into the turnbuckle.

Eve: This has the makings of being a very gruesome match, especially since Daryl still has that gusset plate still lodged in his skull!

Gavin Kirkland: Charlie keeps a grip in Daryl’s hair as he walks behind the ringpost and he puts the kendo stick across Daryl’s throat and he pulls back. CHARLIE MARR IS CHOKING OUT DARYL WITH THE KENDO STICK IN THE CORNER! LISTEN TO HIM START GASPING FOR AIR!

Deadprez: If Daryl passes out, this match is all but over. BUT DARYL IS FIGHTING IT AS BEST AS HE CAN BUT HE IS STARTING TO FADE! HE IS TRYING TO KICK FREE WITH THAT ONE GOOD LEG HE HAS BUT IT ISN’T WORKING!

Eve: Daryl is moving a little slower as Charlie wrenches back and pulls the kendo stick tighter across his throat, BUT LOOK AT DARYL! THAT SECOND WIND KICKING IN! HE’S STILL FIGHTING! DARYL TRYING TO GET A HAND ON ANYTHING HE CAN GRAB TO GET FREE, AND I THINK HE DID–

(CRACK!)

Deadprez: DARYL CRACKED THE GUSSET PLATE ACROSS CHARLIE’S HEAD! DARYL PULLED THE LODGED PLATE OUT OF HIS HEAD AND SWUNG WITH ALL HIS MIGHT TO CRACK CHARLIE! 

Gavin Kirkland: NOW CHARLIE HAS THE GUSSET PLATE LODGED IN HIS HEAD AS HE DROPS THE KENDO STICK AND HE FALLS OFF THE ARPON AND FALLS RIGHT ONTO THE RING STEPS! DARYL DROPS TO HIS KNEES IN THE RING AND GETS A SMALL BREATHER AFTER BEING STRANGLED FOR SO LONG IN THE CORNER!

Deadprez: Charlie actually cracked his head and chest when he fell from the corner and he is not moving on the arena floor. Daryl slowly rolls out of the ring and he uses the ring apron skirt to keep his footing as he limps over to Charlie.

Eve: Daryl pulls Charlie back to his feet and we can see that Charlie is now bleeding as well after being struck with that gusset plate. Daryl is not happy as he grabs Charlie by the trunks and DARYL SENDS CHARLIE HEAD FIRST INTO THE RING STEPS LIKE A BATTERING RAM! 

Deadprez: I THINK THAT MOVE LODGED THAT GUSSET PLATE EVEN DEEPER INTO CHARLIE’S HEAD! CHARLIE LETS OUT A YELP OF PAIN AFTER THE CRASH LANDING!  Now Daryl is walking his way over to the timekeepers table.

Gavin Kirkland: DARYL JUST GRABBED THE RING BELL OFF THE TABLE AND IS WALKING BACK OVER TO CHARLIE! CHARLIE IS BACK ON HIS KNEES AND DARYL WINDS UP–

(DING!)

Deadprez: DARYL JUST STRUCK CHARLIE IN THE BACK OF THE NECK WITH THE RING BELL! CHARLIE FALLS BACK DOWN TO THE CANVAS! BUT THAT ISN’T STOPPING DARYL! DARYL IS CRACKING CHARLIE IN THE BACK OVER AND OVER WITH THE RING BELL!

Eve: Daryl tosses the ring bell aside and he limps over to the side of the ring and he looks for another weapon. He finds one he likes and pulls the weapon out… OH WOW!

Gavin Kirkland: Oh wow is definitely right! DARYL KINKADE HAS FOUND A LADDER! HE PUSHES THE LADDER INTO THE RING, BUT HE ISN’T DONE SEARCHING FOR BURIED TREASURE! Daryl goes back under the ring to find more goodies. 

Deadprez: He comes back up and THIS TIME HE HAS FOUND HIMSELF A TABLE! Daryl wants to put an exclamation point on this match as he sets the table up and goes back to get Charlie.

Eve: We see that Charlie has dislodged the gusset plate from his skull and blood is flowing from his head and Daryl goes to pick Charlie up and back to his feet—

Gavin Kirkland: LOW BLOW! CHARLIE MARR WITH A LOW BLOW THAT DOUBLES DARYL KINKADE OVER! DARYL HAS GOT TO BE IN PAIN, BUT LOOK AT HIS EYES! DARYL IS NOT HAPPY!

Deadprez: I think that low blow just fired Daryl up and HE JUST STRAIGHT PUNCHED CHARLIE RIGHT IN THE JAW! WHAT A PUNCH! THAT MIGHT HAVE KNOCKED CHARLIE’S TEETH OUT!

Eve: Charlie might be out on his feet as Daryl rolls him back into the ring. He takes a deep breath to regain his composure after that cheap shot as he slowly crawls into the cover!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE–

Deadprez: CHARLIE MARR KICKS OUT RIGHT BEFORE THREE! The last thing the champion wants to do is lose his title to a simple punch to the jaw, BUT CHARLIE’S MOUTH IS BLEEDING! WE CAN SEE BLOOD COMING OUT OF HIS MOUTH!

Gavin Kirkland: That punch had to knock out a tooth or two from Charlie’s mouth. Charlie still has the glossy eyes as he slowly makes it back to his feet. WAIT A SECOND!

Deadprez: CHARLIE IS GETTING STRANGLED WITH BARBED WIRE ACROSS HIS THROAT! WHEN DID DARYL GET BARBED WIRE? He was just in the ring not ten seconds ago since he just went for a cover.

Eve: I think that when our attention was on Charlie Marr, Daryl slipped out of the ring and pulled out some barbed wire. He had to have found it earlier when they were on the outside. DARYL IS NOT LETTING UP WITH CHARLIE!

Deadprez: Daryl slowly drags Charlie to the corner. Charlie is still fighting but Daryl sits himself on the top turnbuckle and he lifts up! CHARLIE’S FEET ARE KICKING AND DANGLING AS DARYL WRENCHES FURTHER AND FURTHER BACK!

Gavin Kirkland: Look at Charlie’s neck! THE BLOOD IS STARTING TO FLOW FROM CHARLIE’S NECK! THE TIGHTER DARYL MAKES THE HOLD, THE MORE THE BLOOD FLOWS FROM HIS NECK!

Deadprez: CHARLIE GETS HIS SENSES LONG ENOUGH TO THROW A KICK AND CATCH DARYL RIGHT IN TOP OF THE HEAD WHERE THAT GUSSET PLATE WAS! Charlie grabs Daryl’s legs and pulls him out of the corner.

Eve: Daryl is sitting on Charlie’s shoulders as Charlie walks to the center of the ring! CHARLIE GOING FOR AN ELECTRIC CHAIR ON THE LADDER FROM EARLIER–

Deadprez: DARYL COUNTERED THE ELECTRIC CHAIR AT THE LAST SECOND INTO A POSIONRANA AND CHARLIE IS THE ONE WHO LANDS CHEST FIRST ON THE LADDER!

Gavin Kirkland: But he is not going for the cover! Instead he is rolling out of the ring and walking over to our announce table. We have no weapons over here. Does he have something he wants to say over the headset?

Deadprez: I guess we do have a weapon he can use because he just grabbed Gavin Kirkland’s candy jar off the table as Daryl shakes more feeling into that injured leg and walks back into the ring.

Gavin Kirkland: OH COME ON! I need those candy bars and jawbreakers to get me through the night and that jar was very expensive. Why can’t they just use something from another brand? Why can’t Persephone be out here so we can break something of hers.

Eve: Now is not the time or place to do that, but it does look like you might have to live without all your candy for the rest of the show as Daryl slides back into the ring. Charlie Marr has made it back to his feet and Daryl was ready for him. Daryl swings the candy dish with all his might–

(CRASH!)

Deadprez: WHAT A SHOT! DARYL JUST CRACKED CHARLIE RIGHT IN THE HEAD WITH THE CANDY JAR AND THE JAR JUST SHATTERED! THE JAR EXPLODED ON IMPACT WITH CHARLIE’S HEAD AND THERE ARE GLASS SHARDS EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING CHARLIE’S HEAD AS HE FALLS TO THE CANVAS! DARYL FALLS INTO THE COVER! 

ONNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

THHHHHHHRRRRREEEEEEE!!

Eve: CHARLIE MARR KICKS OUT RIGHT BEFORE THE THREE! DARYL KINKADE WAS ABOUT A MILLISECOND AWAY FROM BECOMING THE NEW HARDCORE CHAMPION! This has been an amazing match so far between the two former tag team partners.

Deadprez: Now there is more blood flowing from Charlie and now it’s Charlie’s turn to wear the crimson mask. I didn’t see that coming. Gavin, who knew that your jar was a glass jar. I thought it was like cheap glass looking plastic.

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry: Yes it was glass and very expensive. It’s only the best for Gavin Kirkland in all aspects of my life. From candy jars to pretty girls.

Eve: And now you have neither. :mjlol:

Gavin Kirkland: :mjcry: Oh come on! That was not very nice!

Deadprez: Now back to the match! Daryl has mounted Charlie and he is throwing lefts and rights into Charlie’s skull. DARYL TRYING TO OPEN UP THE WOUNDS IN HIS HEAD EVEN MORE TO GET THE BLOOD FLOWING–

Eve: CHARLIE MARR LOOKED TO BLOCK THE PUNCHES BUT INSTEAD HE RAKES DARYL’S EYES! Daryl rolls off of Charlie to get the sting out of his eyes. That gives Charlie a chance to remove the barbed wire that was still around his neck.

Deadprez: Charlie Marr is now wrapping the barbed wire around his taped fist. Charlie wipes the blood as best as he can away from his eye as he sits Daryl up. Charlie with a headlock AND NOW CHARLIE IS JUST PUNCHING DARYL IN THE FACE!

Gavin Kirkland: It’s not just one punch. It’s over and over again. DARYL’S FACE HAS A FRESH CRIMSON MASK AFTER THOSE SCARS AND WOUNDS HAVE BEEN REOPENED! Charlie Marr can be sadistic when given the opportunity.

Deadprez: It’s that intensity as to why he’s the reigning Hardcore Champion. Charlie just throws Daryl back down to the mat with a splat as he rolls back outside the ring to grab another weapon. This time he grabs… A MIRROR?!?

Eve: Charlie looks at his reflection in the mirror and we see a very sinister smile across his blood covered face as he pushes the mirror in the ring and he closely follows. Charlie picks up the mirror as he walks over to the corner. 

Deadprez: Charlie just positioned the mirror in between the top and middle turnbuckles as he walked back to Daryl. Charlie pulls Daryl back to his knees and LOOK AT THE FACE PRINT OF DARYL’S ON THE MAT WHEN CHARLIE PULLED HIM UP! THE BLOOD IS FLOWING IN LAS VEGAS TONIGHT! 

Gavin Kirkland: He drags Daryl to the corner and shows Daryl his bloody reflection in the mirror.

Charlie Marr: (off-mic) You see this, Daryl? This is all your fault! It is almost all over for you! You should have stayed gone when you had the chance.

Deadprez: Charlie Marr pulls Daryl back away from the mirror by the hair until he pulls him back to his feet. CHARLIE SENDS DARYL AT FULL SPEED AND DARYL GOES HEAD FIRST INTO THE MIRROR AND THE MIRROR JUST SHATTERED INTO PIECES!

Eve: DARYL TOOK ALL THAT MIRROR RIGHT TO THE SKULL AND HE STUMBLES BACK! BUT HE STUMBLES RIGHT INTO CHARLIE MARR WHO TAKE HIM DOWN WITH THE CHARING CROSS! 

Gavin Kirkland: THE CHARING CROSS CONNECTS! CHARLIE GOT ALL OF THAT DISCUS LARIAT! DARYL LOOKS TO BE OUT COLD AND CHARLIE ENJOYS EVERY SECOND OF IT AS HE STACKS DARYL UP FOR THE COVER! THIS HAS GOT TO BE OVER!

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!!

THHHHHHHHHRRRRRRRREE!

Deadprez: NO! IT’S NOT OVER! DARYL GOT THE SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST POSSIBLE SECOND! What heart and determination being shown here tonight by the challenger for EAW Hardcore Championship. The kick out isn’t going to stop Charlie from causing more pain and agony towards his former tag team partner.

Eve: You can say that again as Charlie brings Daryl back up to his feet. Daryl looks to be in shambles right now as Charlie Marr starts to hook both of Daryl’s arms. This might be the beginning of the end.

Deadprez: It might be. Charlie is setting up Daryl for The Queen is Dead. If Charlie hits his Double Underhook DDT, this match will definitely be over. Charlie has him up. THE QUEEN IS DEAD ON THE WAY–

Gavin Kirkland: LOOK AT DARYL KINKADE! WITH WHAT MIGHT BE HIS LAST BIT OF ENERGY, DARYL COUNTERS THE DDT INTO A MODIFIED NORTHERN LIGHTS SUPLEX! CHARLIE’S BACK STRIKES THE EDGE OF THE LADDER, BUT HIS SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!

ONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWOOOOOO!

TTHHHHHRRRRRRREEEEE!!

Eve: CHARLIE KICKS OUT AT TWO, BUT I THINK IT WAS MORE THAT DARYL’S LEG BUCKLED AND COULDN’T KEEP THE BRIDGE ALL THE WAY! Daryl holding his leg and knee in pain. 

Gavin Kirkland: Charlie is holding his back after landing on the ladder, but that isn’t stopping him from picking up the ladder. Charlie hoists the ladder up AND HE CRASHES THE TOP OF THE LADDER AGAINST DARYL’S INJURED LEG! LISTEN TO THE YELL OF PAIN COMING FROM DARYL!

Deadprez: CHARLIE LOVES THE SOUND OF DARYL’S PAIN AS HE JUST CRASHES THE LADDER ONCE AGAIN ON THE LEG! THIS MIGHT BE MORE THAN JUST WINNING A MATCH RIGHT NOW FOR CHARLIE!

Eve: That’s obvious. Since he returned, Charlie Marr’s main objective has been to make a statement by any means necessary. Taking out Daryl Kinkade’s leg and possibly ending his career would certainly be a big statement.

Gavin Kirkland: It certainly would, but we know Daryl will not go down without a fight and he has most definitely been fighting his heart out. Charlie Marr brings Daryl back to his feet AND HE JUST GIVES DARYL A HUGE HEADBUTT TO THE SKULL! HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE GLASS IN HIS HEAD OR THE BLOOD FLOWING FROM EITHER OF THEM!

Deadprez: Daryl might be out on his feet right now as Charlie comes off the ropes and HITS DARYL IN THE FACE WITH A BIG BOOT! DARYL JUST FALLS DOWN ONTO CHARLIE! IT’S LIKE HIS BODY SEEMINGLY JUST GAVE OUT ON HIM!

Gavin Kirkland: Charlie Marr takes the limp Daryl and just slaps him right across the face. What disrespect being shown by the Champion. Now Charlie throws Daryl onto his shoulder. CHARLIE LOOKING FOR A RUNNING POWERSLAM–

Deadprez: BUT DARYL JUST SLID OFF CHARLIE’S SHOULDER BEFORE CHARLIE COULD RUN  AND HE COUNTERED WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKBREAKER! CHARLIE MANAGED TO STAY ON HIS FEET AS DARYL ALMOST CAN’T MAKE IT BACK TO HIS FEET DUE TO ALL THE DAMAGE TO HIS LEG!

Gavin Kirkland: Daryl might have taken more damage than Charlie on that counter because of all the damage done to leg. Charlie goes back to Daryl to bring him back to his feet in hopes of going for The Queen is Dead one more time. He hooks one arm and he goes for the other–

Deadprez: LOW BLOW BY DARYL KINKADE! TURNABOUT IS FAIR PLAY! DARYL RETURNING THE FAVOR FROM EARLIER AS HE GETS BACK TO HIS FEET VERY SLOWLY! DARYL LOOKING READY TO FINISH THE MATCH ONCE AND FOR ALL.

Gavin Kirkland: DARYL CROSSES CHARLIE’S LEGS IN HOPES OF HITTING THE BEAUTIFUL LIE! IF DARYL HITS THE FISHERMAN’S BUSTER IT’S OVER! DARYL LIFTS HIM UP FOR THE BEAUTIFUL LIE–

Deadprez: HIS LEG GAVE OUT! DARYL COULDN’T LIFT UP CHARLIE FOR THE MOVE THANKS TO ALL THE DAMAGE CHARLIE DID EARLIER! DARYL HOLDS ONTO THE TOP ROPE TO STAY ON HIS FEET AS HE SHOVES CHARLIE TO THE ROPES! DARYL TAKES A DEEP BREATH AND JUMPS FOR A LARIAT–

Eve: BUT CHARLIE CAUGHT HIM AND HE JUST HOT SHOTS DARYL RIGHT INTO THE ROPES! DARYL WENT THROAT FIRST INTO THE TOP ROW AND HE KEEPS HIMSELF ON HIS FEET BY HOLDING ONTO THE ROPES! CHARLIE LOOKS OVER AND GRABS THE KENDO STICK FROM EARLIER.

Deadprez: Charlie removes the barbed wire from his taped first and wraps it around the kendo stick before HE JUST LETS DARYL HAVE IT! BARB WIRE KENDO STICK RIGHT ACROSS DARYL’S BACK!

Eve: CHARLIE IS NOT LETTING UP AS HE JUST STRIKES HIM AGAIN AND AGAIN! LOOK AT DARYL’S BACK! IT’S JUST FLOWING BLOOD! EACH SHOT JUST RIPPING MORE FLESH FROM DARYL AFTER EACH BLOW TO THE BACK!

Gavin Kirkland: Daryl leaning on the ropes and Charlie runs full speed and clotheslines Daryl over the top rope. But Daryl held on tight to the ropes so he wouldn’t crash to the floor. Daryl slowly recovers–

Deadprez: Charlie Marr comes back  with another clothesline and Daryl lands hard on the edge of the ring. Charlie reaches through the ropes and pulls Daryl through. Daryl’s feet are being held up by the ropes–

Gavin Kirkland: CHARLIE GOING FOR THE LAST JUDGEMENT BUT DARYL MANAGED TO GET FREE! HE SLIDE BACK ON THE APRON! CHARLIE PUTS DARYL’S HEAD DOWN STILL! CHARLIE LOOKING FOR A MODIFIED PILEDRIVER– 

Eve: DARYL LIFTS UP AND BACKDROPS CHARLIE OVER THE ROPES AND HE CRASHES TO THE FLOOR! Daryl gets back in the ring and he waits for Charlie to get back to his feet before hits the ropes as fast as he can with an injured leg! DARYL KINKADE THROUGH THE ROPES AND TAKES DOWN THE CHAMPION WITH A SUICIDE DIVE!

Deadprez: BEAUTIFUL SUICIDE DIVE BY THE CHALLENGER! DARYL HOLDING THAT KNEE BECAUSE HE CAUGHT IT ON THE LANDING! BUT RIGHT NOW DARYL DOESN’T CARE! DARYL KINKADE IS ABOUT TO BE THE NEW HARDCORE CHAMPION AS HE CALLS FOR CHARLIE TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET VERY SLOWLY AND HOPEFULLY FINISH THE MATCH!

Eve: Charlie Marr slowly makes it back to his feet and Daryl is looking to finish this match! Charlie is up AND DARYL USES HIS ONE GOOD LEG AND GOES FOR THE SUPERKICK, BUT CHARLIE DUCKS THE KICK! DARYL’S INJURED LEG ALMOST BUCKLED AGAIN AFTER MISSING THE KICK, BUT HE CAUGHT HIMSELF! DARYL QUICKLY TURNS BACK AROUND AND CHARLIE GRABS HIM AND LIFTS HIM UP– 

Deadprez: THE HEADMASTER RITUAL ON THE CONCRETE FLOOR OUTSIDE THE RING! DID YOU SEE DARYL’S SKULL CRACK ON THE CONCRETE? CHARLIE PULLS THE UNMOVING DARYL BACK TO HIS FEET! 

Gavin Kirkland: OH MY WOW! THE BACK OF DARYL’S SKULL IS BLEEDING AFTER THAT MOVE! You have to believe that Daryl Kinkade is pretty much done after that, but that isn’t stopping Charlie from dragging him to the table that was set up earlier.

Eve: Daryl is not moving as he is placed on the table and Charlie is climbing back to the apron AND ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP ROPE! WHAT DOES CHARLIE HAVE IN MIND? COME ON CHARLIE! DON’T DO THIS!

Gavin Kirkland: CHARLIE DOESN’T CARE! HE WANTS TO WIN AT ANY COST AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS ABOUT TO! CHARLIE LOOKS DOWN AT DARYL AND HE JUMPS FROM THE TOP TURNBUCKLE–

Deadprez: SIN SALIDA THROUGH THE TABLE TO THE FLOOR! CHARLIE GOT ALL OF THAT DOUBLE FOOT STOMP AND DARYL GOT THE FEET RIGHT IN HIS CHEST! DARYL IS NOT MOVING AND CHARLIE SLOWLY CRAWLS INTO THE COVER! 

ONNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEE!

TWWWWWWWWWWOOOOO!!

THHHHHRRRRRREEEEEEEEE!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

(“Praise The Lord” starts playing again as Charlie Marr rolls off of Daryl and slowly rises back up to his feet within the wreckage. As he rises, he’s holding his back in pain. He’s certainly feeling the effects of the match, especially after putting Daryl through the table.)

Gina Romano: Here is your winner… and STILLLLLLLL Elite Answers Wrestling Hardcore Champion… CHARLIE MARR!

Deadprez: What a match that we just witnessed. This is what Pain for Pride is all about. This match was going to be as hardcore as they come and it lived up to the hype and so much more 

(Charlie has made it back to his feet and the crowd is booing him, but the boos are mixed with the cheers from the crowd because they absolutely loved the match and the intensity that it brought with it.)

Gavin Kirkland: The most personal matches can lead to the most intense matches and that’s exactly what it was. The battle between Kinkade and Marr was one of the most intense I’ve seen in a long time. What a weekend for Charlie Marr. Friday, he gets formally inducted into the EAW Hall of Fame and tonight he retains his Hardcore Champion. He was definitely a force tonight.

(The referee raises Charlie’s hand and hands him the Hardcore Championship belt. Charlie snatches the title away from the referee and glares at them before slowly staggering up the entrance ramp.)

Eve: Charlie Marr was a force, but we can’t forget about Daryl Kinkade and what he did during this match. He came back to EAW at the Grand Rampage and has been on fire ever since. Daryl was so close to winning the Hardcore Title on more than one occasion and what a way to show that you still got than in a very hard hitting match. This won’t be the last time that we will see Daryl Kinkade in contention for a championship. 

(We now see that the medical staff pass Charlie Marr as they rush down the entrance ramp to check on Daryl who looks to be unconscious after being driven through the table by Charlie.)

Gavin Kirkland: Two men walked into this match and only one is walking out under his own will. Even though he’s walking out slowly, the man leaving on his own is Charlie Marr. Again I say, this match was very hard hitting. 

Deadprez: This fight was that and much more. These two men beat the hell out of each other and Daryl showed so much heart that almost helped him become the Hardcore Champion, but it was Charlie Marr who was able to pull out the victory here tonight at Pain for Pride. Congratulations to Charlie Marr.

(The final shot shows Charlie Marr standing at the top of the entrance ramp holding his Hardcore Championship while looking down the ramp at the medical team who has finally made their way down to ringside to check on the still not moving Daryl Kinkade as the camera fades elsewhere.)

(From ringside, Pain for Pride XV’s broadcast transitions backstage as a camera wildly attempts to follow the source of a frightening clamoring in the backstage area. The cameraman zig-zags through the Allegiant Stadium halls trying to find the source of the ruckus, zooming through the hallways passing by various Elitists, officials, and crew members. The sound slowly becomes clearer, and eventually, we stumble on a rage-filled Aurora Monroe who has taken it upon herself to trash and vandalize a mini-catering area backstage.)

(Aurora is kicking, smashing, and throwing any and everything she can get her hands on.  Officials backstage are attempting to reason with Aurora from a safe distance, but it is clear she cannot be reigned in that easily. As plates and trays of food continue to fly around the backstage area, Aurora yells out in frustration to no one in particular, not noticing the camera pointed towards her at all.)

Aurora Monroe: I am just about OVER this BULLSHIT! I am WAY too talented to be settling for this. WAY too SEXY to be losing matches on these big stages! WAY too fucking GOOD to be losing to motherfuckers like Alex and Ruler, I swear, I’m fucking DONE!

(In an act of sheer courage, Kyra Phillips enters the scene. She slowly approaches a raging Aurora with a microphone in hand, but before she can even say anything, Aurora has already felt her presence, and as turned around to tell her to fuck right off.)

Aurora Monroe: I’m only going to say this once, Kyra, and if you know what’s good for you, you’ll listen: get that goddamn microphone the fuck out of my face, and leave me the hell alone.

Kyra Phillips: Aurora, please, if you could–I just wanted a few seconds of your time. I know you just suffered a massive loss in what turned out to be a grueling Triple Threat match for the New Breed Championship. The world just wanted to hear your thoughts after losi–

(Without any hesitation, Aurora rips the microphone right out of Kyra’s hands, grabs the nape of her neck, and shoves Kyra out of the way and right into the camera man. The camera fumbles a bit to regain its balance after the impact from Aurora tossing Kyra. Aurora doesn’t wait for the cameraman to settle themself before she spills her thoughts for the EAW Universe.)

Aurora Monroe: The world wants to know how I *feel*? You should already *know* how I feel! I am absolutely fucking livid. Tonight was supposed to be *my* night. I should have been able to walk out of here with the New Breed Championship wrapped around this chiseled waist, and instead, I was made into a goddamn JOKE out there! I had much higher expectations for myself, and for my first championship match in my ENTIRE career. To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. I’ve been able to brush off losses like nothing before, but this–this right here is too much for me to stomach right now. Now, it’s back to the drawing board, back to withstanding all sorts of insults from some ain’t shit “wrestlers” about how they were right about Aurora Monroe all along. That I *clearly* just don’t have what it takes to make it out in these EAW streets. I had been wasting my time for six whole months, and–

Aurora Monroe: –you know what? Fuck *all* of this! I am SICK and TIRED of explaining myself to you fucking imbeciles who don’t even give a shit at ALL.

(Aurora throws the microphone at the camera that is once again, thrown off balance. The camera shakes to regain its focus on Aurora who can still be heard shouting incoherently amidst her temper tantrum. Just as the camera catches a glimpse of her fully prepared to chuck an entire tiered tray of sandwiches at a referee, stops in her tracks.)

???: Aye, man. Nah, don’t you dare waste that. You drawlin’ right now, what’s wrong with you? You good?

(Aurora lowers the tray of food and swivels her head around to look over her shoulder. She stares onward with raised eyebrows. The camera follows her gaze and reveals former World Champion SOSA Henderson dressed in his black leather jacket and his ring attire on, and a freshly rolled Backwoods blunt in his hand.)

SOSA Henderson: Hand me one of them jawns before you throw that shit away.

(The viewing audience in attendance is equally as surprised as Aurora. An eruption of cheers are heard from the fans in attendance inside the Allegiant Stadium once they see SOSA Henderson on screen.)

Aurora Monroe: Excuse you? How about you mind the business that pays you, and back all the way up off me. To hell with whatever the CDC says, you need to give *me* six feet.

SOSA Henderson: Oh, trust me, I have no problem with giving you six feet…  :shaq:

Aurora Monroe: :rih:

SOSA Henderson: :ad:

Aurora Monroe: Boy…

SOSA Henderson: Girl.

Aurora Monroe: What do you *want*?

SOSA Henderson: Here.

(SOSA offers the Backwood in his hand to Aurora.)

SOSA Henderson: What I want is for you to hit this with me.

(WIde-eyed, Aurora looks up at him like he’s out of his goddamn mind. He flashes her an encouraging smile in response, still holding the blunt out for her.)

(It takes a few seconds of internal contemplation, but eventually, Aurora grabs blunt out of his hand to take a hit. She takes a looooong drag as he holds a lighter up for her.)

Aurora Monroe: Thank yo– (Aurora can barely get the words out, as she starts coughing. That doesn’t stop her, however, from immediately going to take another hit. This catches SOSA by surprise. He eventually decides to take the blunt away from her once she starts coughing again.)

SOSA Henderson:

SOSA Henderson: Damn, girl, you hitting it hard as a motherfucka. 

Aurora Monroe (while coughing): My bad…I’m just….

SOSA Henderson: It’s alright. This is just what you needed to loosen up a little bit and relax. I know how it feels, trust me. Things will get better as time goes on.

(SOSA takes one last drag for the road–and hands the blunt back to Aurora.) 

SOSA Henderson: You can hold onto that for safekeeping. I’ll see you ‘round, youngin’.

(SOSA begins walking away while Aurora watches him leave with a curious look on her face. She takes a deep breath in as she looks around at the chaos that has unfolded around her. Figuring that the storm has passed, various crew members and officials re-enter the scene to clean up the mess she’s made backstage. With a sly smile, Aurora gives herself a second to put her hair back into place with gentle hands before puffing on the blunt again, just before the Pain for Pride broadcast fades elsewhere.)

(“Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond begins to play as the crowd in the Allegiant Stadium begins to sing to the entrance music. Caroline walks out with an uber focused look on her face, but she takes the time to smile and take in the entire scenery.)

Stephie Love: THE FOLLOWING MATCH IS A ‘MEDICAL MAYHEM’ MATCH AND IT’S SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL!!!!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!!!!

Stephie Love: INTRODUCING FIRST…FROM PADUCAH, KENTUCKY… SHE IS ‘SWEET’ CAROLINE!!!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Here is one of the shining stars of the Dynasty brand, who made her debut earlier this season and as predicted, she has won the hearts of the EAW Universe with her infectious personality and winning smile!

Jake Mercer: Eventually, that would get the attention of Dr. Bethany Blue, who would find herself taking Caroline underneath her wing as Caroline would participate in the New Era Classic and despite making it to the semi-finals, that wasn’t good enough for the Empress of Elite, who then, ended their little partnership, but it seemed like Caroline wasn’t ready to let all of that go.

Stew-O: Nope, she tried to get Dr. Bethany Blue back, but nothing at all. She tried to help her during her match with Andre Walker on Dynasty a couple of weeks back, but it backfired, but after the match, this took a turn that we didn’t expect. Bethany began to attack on Caroline and thanks to a drop toehold on Caroline, where she fell on the steel steps. Her eye caught the corner of those steel steps and that’s the reason why she has the eyepatch with her. Perhaps, that’s nothing more than a reminder for her that she needs to defeat Bethany, but Bethany isn’t going to be easy to overcome.

(“Somebody Get Me A Doctor” by Van Halen replaces “Sweet Caroline” on the speakers as our birthday girl, Dr. Bethany Blue, comes out with a smile to her face. Despite it being her birthday yesterday, she is still in high spirits, but that doesn’t mean that her focus to win at Pain for Pride has not been taken away from her.)

Stephie Love: INTRODUCING HER OPPONENT…FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA…SHE IS THE 2022 EMPRESS OF ELITE…DR. BETHANY BLUE…M.D.!!!!!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Happy be-lated Birthday to Dr. Bethany Blue! Now, here’s a woman who has had a pretty damn good season for herself. Originally, she began her season on the Showdown brand, where she would reign as Specialists Champion, but that would all fall apart thanks to Miku Sakai and then, she would find herself on the Dynasty brand, where she would end up capturing the Empress of Elite crown back at King of Elite. Since then, there has been nothing that has been able to stop Bethany as she’s more than keen to prove that she’s more than ready to be a World Champion.

Jake Mercer: She felt a little slighted that she wasn’t selected to face Andrea Valentine at Pain for Pride. She almost felt like StarrStan was questioning her star power and ability to be a marketable figure in this company. With StarrStan out of the picture, could Bethany still find herself on the Dynasty brand after Pain for Pride?

Stew-O: Honestly, who knows, but whoever gets her, will be getting a hell of a talent and future World Champion. When it comes to matches like the one that we’re going to be seeing in a matter of moments, Dr. Bethany Blue THRIVES and owns matches like these and we’re going to be seeing that…NOW!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(Caroline moves to the side and asks for one of the timekeepers to bring her something. It takes a moment of the crowd getting antsy to realize that Caroline is holding onto a cake with multiple candles surrounding the small little cake.)

Caroline: (off-mic) I know that it was your birthday yesterday and honestly, I LOVE birthdays! I figured that I’d bring you a cake. 😅

Dr. Bethany Blue: :comeagain:

Caroline: (off-mic) I know it doesn’t seem like it’s an appropriate time, but I figured that this was going to be the only opportunity to interact with you, so please, I insist! Remember to make a wish! 😄

(Caroline extends the cake to Dr. Bethany Blue, who feels like she has no other option, but to accept the white cake with blue frosting around the edges. She looks at the small cake in her hands with about a dozen candles circling around it. She decides to end this childish game of Caroline by blowing out the candles –)

***BOOM.***

Flannery McCoy: THE CAKE EXPLODES IN THE FACE OF DR. BETHANY BLUE, KNOCKING HER BACK IN THE PROCESS AS CAROLINE SEES HER OPENING AND BEGINS TO UNLOAD A SERIES OF PUNCHES ON THE EMPRESS OF ELITE! Bethany is completely covered in cake head-to-toe and it seems like Caroline is getting some of the frosting and pieces of cake on her as Bethany shoves ‘Sweet’ Caroline away from her! I don’t think that Bethany is happy about as she’s looking at her gorgeous gear, which is now smeared with cake! I wasn’t expecting for this ‘Medical Mayhem’ match to begin so…well…

Jake Mercer: *Messy?* 

Stew-O: Pretty much, but I was surprised that Caroline went into the match with that exploding birthday cake for Dr. Bethany Blue. It was a unique way of making sure that the match begins strictly in her favor because you don’t want for Bethany to get the upper hand so early on into the match. It seems like Caroline doesn’t stay away from Bethany for too long as she runs after ‘The Good Doctor,’ BUT BETHANY GRABS CAROLINE BY ONE OF HER ANKLES, CONNECTING WITH A DROP TOE HOLD! Caroline lands on her stomach as she rolls herself to her back, but Bethany gets on top of the younger woman before unloading on a series of punches on her! Bethany pins her shoulders to the mat! 

Flannery McCoy: CAROLINE BRIDGES HERSELF OUT FROM BENEATH DR. BETHANY BLUE, INTERTWINING HER HANDS WITH DR. BETHANY BLUE’S AND CAROLINE USES HER FEET TO LIFT BETHANY UP, CONNECTING WITH A MONKEY FLIP THAT SENDS THE FORMER SPECIALISTS CHAMPION OVER HER FORMER PUPIL AND LANDS ON A SEATED POSITION! Caroline finds herself to her feet as Bethany turns to face Caroline, getting herself to her feet as well! But, Caroline charges at Bethany with a picture-perfect dropkick that sends Bethany into the horizontal set of ropes! Bethany clutches onto the ropes to help stand herself up as Caroline charges at Bethany! Bethany looks to connect with a punch to Caroline, but Caroline slides underneath the legs of Bethany and underneath the bottom rope in the process! Bethany turns herself around –

Jake Mercer: CAROLINE NAILS DR. BETHANY BLUE WITH A PUNCH TO HER FACE, SENDING ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ BACK AS CAROLINE SPRINGBOARDS UP TO THE ROPES AND OFF OF THEM, CONNECTING WITH A HURRICANRANA ON BETHANY! But, look at that, Bethany finds a way back to her feet as she’s looking at the young woman, who she took underneath her wing for that small period of time. Bethany is gesturing at Caroline, almost like implying that Caroline give Bethany everything that she’s got. Perhaps, we’ll be able to see what Caroline was able to learn from Bethany during their brief partnership?

Stew-O: That’s the thing that I’m really interesting about, Jake. Did Caroline pick up anything from Dr. Bethany Blue during her brief time with the Empress of Elite and if so, *what* did Caroline learn?

Flannery McCoy: It seems like we’re going to figure that out as Caroline charges to Dr. Bethany Blue, but Bethany gets her knee up, Caroline crashing onto that knee – no! Caroline was able to see that knee! She stops herself and ducks as Bethany manages to straighten her leg as Caroline gets to her feet! Bethany uses her other leg to connect with a roundhouse kick to the side of Caroline’s head, but Caroline ducks as Bethany’s leg swings past Caroline, but Bethany is able to get back into a fighting stance, but Caroline connects with a chop to the chest of the Empress of Elite! Caroline is gesturing for Bethany to chop her back and I’m not sure if that’s going to be the brightest thin–

Jake Mercer: Dr. Bethany Blue connects with a chop to the chest to Caroline as Caroline begins to yelp in pain as she’s clutching her chest! Bethany, then, connects with a knee to the face of ‘Sweet’ Caroline as that sends the young woman back! Caroline falls back to the horizontal set of ropes as Bethany looks to get Caroline back to her feet, but Caroline nails ‘The Good Doctor’ with an elbow to the face, but Bethany doesn’t fall back as she grabs Caroline by her blonde hair and slams her against the mat! The back of Caroline’s head made a ‘thud’ noise when it got slammed! Bethany is checking to see if her nose is bleeding, but she’s more than good at the moment! 

Stew-O: Now, Dr. Bethany Blue grabs Caroline up to her feet by her blonde locks before getting her in position for a vertical suplex! She hoists up the former National Cheerleading Champion up in the air! Bethany is delaying that connection of the suplex a bit as you can see that members of our EAW Universe are making a bit of an ‘oooooh’ noise, almost like they’re anticipating the vertical suplex connecting! I wouldn’t see that Bethany is showboating, but it’s almost like she’s trying to show everyone that everything comes to her so effortlessly in the ring and after a moment, Bethany drops Caroline with the vertical suplex! 

Flannery McCoy: Dr. Bethany Blue sits Caroline up before applying a basement full nelson on Caroline. Caroline finds herself in a pretty tough position as Bethany seems quite focused with making sure the full nelson is being applied to the best standard possible. Caroline begins to cry out in pain, which causes for Bethany to begin swinging the basement full nelson on the younger woman! At the moment, Bethany looks like she’s trying to wear down Caroline, who is trying to look for a way out of the move! It seems like she’s trying to get to her feet, but Bethany looks like she’s trying to keep ‘Sweet’ Caroline down for as long as she possible can! There is still plenty of fight in the young blonde, who is trying to get herself up to her feet! 

Jake Mercer: But, Dr. Bethany Blue goes from the basement full nelson to a Mexican surfboard stretch on Caroline! The former National Cheerleading Champion is lifted up in the air almost effortlessly, but Caroline moves her body back as she’s trying to use the strength of her legs to balance herself straight –

Stew-O: Nope! Dr. Bethany Blue realized what Caroline was intended to do and slowly puts her down still maintaining the Mexican surfboard before using her boot to kick Caroline face first against the mat! Bethany gets to her feet as gets Caroline, draping the upper part of her body on the top rope! Bethany places her knee on the back of Caroline’s head! Now, all of this is legal in the match. ‘Medical Mayhem’ has the same rules of a No Holds Barred match, but with medical weapons. Bethany is getting a bit of trash talking to Caroline, who begins to cry out in pain before Bethany gets her knee off of her! Instantly, Caroline falls to her back, as Bethany looks down on the woman, who she briefly took underneath her win.

Flannery McCoy: It seems like Dr. Bethany Blue is not impressed by Caroline whatsoever! Bethany gets Caroline up to her feet and it seems like she’s going for a middle rope DDT as Caroline has her feet dangling on that bottom rope, bUT CAROLINE MANAGES TO GET ONE OF HER FEET OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE AS SHE SHOVES BETHANY AWAY FROM HER, CREATING A BIT OF DISTANCE! SHE GETS HER OTHER FOOT OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE AS BETHANY CHARGES AT CAROLINE, BUT CAROLINE DOES A MATRIX EVASION AS BETHANY RUNS PAST THE YOUNG BLONDE! CAROLINE STRAIGHTENS HERSELF AS SHE DELIVERS A KICK TO THE MID-SECTION OF ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ BEFORE LIFTING HER UP AND CONNECTING WITH ‘IT’S A CHEEROCRACY’ – THE GORY SPECIAL ON BETHANY –

Jake Mercer: NOT QUITE, GUYS! DR. BETHANY BLUE COUNTERS WITH A SUNSET FLIP ON ‘SWEET CAROLINE!’

Stew-O: No! Caroline gets herself out of the sunset flip and up to her feet! Dr. Bethany Blue gets to her feet shortly after! Both women charge at each other, but Bethany nails Caroline with a sling blade that takes her down! Bethany gets Caroline by a fistfull of those blonde locks of her’s and throws an uppercut in her direction! This causes Caroline to stagger back a bit, but Bethany manages to get control of the wrist, whipping her to the horizontal set of ropes! CAROLINE REBOUNDS HERSELF OFF THE ROPES AS SHE SLIDES UNDERNEATH THE LEGS OF THE EMPRESS OF ELITE! CAROLINE KIPS UP TO HER FEET BEFORE DELIVERING A DROPKICK TO THE BACK OF BETHANY, SENDING HER TO THOSE SAME HORIZONTAL ROPES THAT SHE SENT CAROLINE TO MOMENTS AGO! CAROLINE PUSHES BETHANY CLOSER INTO THOSE ROPES, LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A O’CONNOR ROLL, BUT BETHANY HOLDS ONTO THOSE ROPES AS CAROLINE ROLLS WITHOUT POSSESSION OF BETHANY! 

Flannery McCoy: Caroline finds her way back to her feet, running to Dr. Bethany Blue, who ends up kicking her in the gut! Bethany whips Caroline to the horizontal set of ropes, BUT CAROLINE CATCHES HERSELF ON THE MIDDLE ROPE BEFORE SPRINGBOARDING HERSELF BACKWARDS, CONNECTING WITH A BACKFLIP INTO A DDT! ‘KEWL’ CONNECTS ON BETHANY AS SHE’S CLUTCHING THE BACK OF HER NECK! SHE ROLLS HERSELF OUT OF THE RING, TRYING TO FIND SOME TIME TO PROCESS THE SITUATION AROUND HER, THINKING ABOUT HER NEXT STRATEGY. BUT, CAROLINE LAUNCHES HERSELF THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE –

Jake Mercer: ‘INCOMING’ – CAROLINE LAUNCHES HERSELF THROUGH THE MIDDLE ROPE WITH A SUICIDE DIVE, BUT CONNECTS WITH A DDT ON DR. BETHANY BLUE! :damn: :damn: :damn:

Stew-O: That was insane there! But, Caroline quickly finds her way back to her feet and it seems like she’s not done with the high-risk moves as she’s heading for the top rope! She is gesturing for Dr. Bethany Blue to find a way back to her feet! MEANWHILE, YOU SEE THAT CAROLINE IS SITUATING HERSELF, LOOKING BACK AT BETHANY BEFORE NAILING AN ASAI MOONSAULT, KNOCKING BETHANY BACK DOWN! MY LORD, THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET AT ALLEGIANT STADIUM FOR THIS FORMER NATIONAL CHEERLEADING CHAMPION! CAROLINE IS UP TO HER FEET, HYPING THE CROWD UP BEFORE SETTING HER SIGHTS ON ONE OF THOSE STRETCHERS THAT ARE SURROUNDING THE RINGSIDE! SHE GOES TO RETRIEVE IT AND ROLL IT NEAR BETHANY! Bethany is trying to pick herself up to a crawling position and it seems like she’s headed underneath the ring.

Flannery McCoy: Dr. Bethany Blue is never the one to shy away from the challenge, but probably, there’s something underneath the ring that she needs to bring out. We haven’t seen the weapons come out to play, so this should be interesting to see! Caroline grabs Bethany by her feet, trying to pull her out of the ring! Caroline manages to pull Bethany out of the ring –

Jake Mercer: –A SHRIEK FROM CAROLINE AS SHE GETS HIT IN THE GUT WITH…IS THAT A *CRUTCH?*

Stew-O: ‘Medical Mayhem,’ Jake! Caroline drops to one knee as Dr. Bethany Blue finds a way to her feet! She uses the crutch to hit Caroline’s spine as the young woman falls over, but it seems like Bethany is getting started here! SHE SWINGS THE CRUTCH AGAIN, HITTING THE SPINE OF ‘SWEET’ CAROLINE, WHO ROLLS OVER TO HER BACK! BUT, BETHANY SWINGS THE CRUTCH AGAIN AS IT LANDS ON THE STOMACH OF CAROLINE! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! AND AGAIN! BETHANY JUST BROKE THAT CRUTCH HAS WELTS ARE BEGINNING TO FORM ON THE STOMACH OF CAROLINE! THE YOUNG WOMAN IS CRYING IN PAIN AS BETHANY DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SHE CARES ABOUT CAROLINE’S WELLBEING! SHE CONSIDERED CAROLINE IS A NUISANCE AT THIS POINT! SOMEONE WHO WOULDN’T LEAVE HER ALONE AFTER ENDING THEIR LITTLE PARTNERSHIP! 

Flannery McCoy: Dr. Bethany Blue goes over to the timekeeper’s area and it seems like she is grabbing something and it’s kind of white. It’s not the ring bell for sure, but she is stalking Caroline up to her feet, reading to hit her with whatever that thing is! Oh my god, I don’t think that Caroline is expecting whatever is going to come next as she gets up –

Jake Mercer: RIGHT INTO THE SKULL! DOWN GOES CAROLINE AS DR. BETHANY BLUE JUST HIT HER FORMER STUDENT WITH…A *SCALE?* :skip:

Stew-O: That can’t be the same scale that these Elitists use to weigh themselves, right? 

Flannery McCoy: I wonder how many of them we’ve gone through after Xander Payne has weighed himself.

Jake Mercer: I don’t think that I want to know. :francis:

Stew-O: Guys, look at Caroline.

(The camera pans to Caroline who is completely busted open from her skull after being hit with the scale. This is truly a disturbing sight for the bubbly blonde who has always had a smile on her face.)

Flannery McCoy: But, look at Caroline! Yes, she’s bleeding, but she’s still finding a way to get to her knees! She has this cold stare at Dr. Bethany Blue, who seems a bit surprised that Caroline is still finding the strength to get to her feet! This is incredible from Caroline, who is rising back to her feet, but Bethany decides to continue on with the attack! Bethany looks to go for a forearm, BUT CAROLINE CATCHES THE FOREARM BEFORE IT CONNECTS AND WHIPS BETHANY AS SHE COLLIDES STOMACH FIRST AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE APRON! SHE GRABS BETHANY BY HER WAIST BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A DEADLIFT RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX AS THE BACK OF BETHANY’S HEAD LANDS ON THAT SAME SCALE THAT BETHANY MADE CAROLINE BLEED WITH!

Jake Mercer: Shit, that landing did not look pleasant at all! Dr. Bethany Blue is clutching the back of her head, but Caroline goes over to the medical table full of medical supplies and she has her hand on a scalpel? Oh my god, Caroline…what in the hell are you looking to do? :lupe: 

(Caroline looks down on Dr. Bethany Blue, who is still recovering from that German suplex as the back of her head landed on that scale that Bethany had introduced in the match. Caroline bends down to Bethany’s level as she places the scalpel on Bethany’s forehead…)

Stew-O: Dr. Bethany Blue delivers a kick to the forehead of Caroline, knocking her back! Bethany tries to find her way back to her feet, but Caroline charges towards ‘The Good Doctor,’ connecting with running Spanish fly, BUT BETHANY IS ABLE TO PREVENT HERSELF FROM BEING MOVED BY CAROLINE, WHO MANAGES TO FLIP TO HER FEET AS SHE TURNS AROUND! BETHANY LOOKS TO CONNECT WITH ‘THE REMEDY,’ BUT CAROLINE IS ABLE TO DROP DOWN, PREVENTING THE MOVE FROM CONNECTING! SHE TURNS AROUND AS BETHANY LOOKS TO CONNECT WITH A CLOTHESLINE –

Flannery McCoy: A SHRIEK IS HEARD, BUT IT’S NOT FROM CAROLINE, BUT FROM *DR. BETHANY BLUE.* WHAT IN THE WORLD DID CAROLINE JUST DO?!?!?

(The camera pans to Dr. Bethany Blue’s perfectly sculpted abs as there’s a giant slash across them. It then pans to Caroline who still had possession of that scalpel that she tried to use a little earlier in the match up.)

Jake Mercer: ‘The Good Doctor’ may need to check to see if that slash on her abs isn’t too deep, but Caroline really caught her by surprise with that! I legit didn’t see it coming, but can we get a reply of that?

(REPLAY: Caroline is showing charging towards Dr. Bethany Blue with a running Spanish fly, but Bethany manages to prevent herself from being moved by Caroline, who is able to flip to her feet. Bethany looks to connect with ‘The Remedy,’ but Caroline drops down as Bethany looks to connect with the clothesline, only to get slashed in the abs. Then, a slow motion of Caroline using the scalpel to slash Bethany’s abs is seen.)

(It goes back to ringside.)

Stew-O: That looked brutal as hell as Caroline finds her way back to her feet! Meanwhile, Dr. Bethany Blue is clutching her stomach, which has already begun to bleed. Once again, it’s unclear how deep the cut is, but we’re hoping it’s not too bad. It doesn’t seem like it’s overpouring with blood.

Flannery McCoy: While Dr. Bethany Blue is focused on what just happened, Caroline charges to the Empress of Elite, nailing her with a meteora as she begins to unload on the former Specialists Champion! Bethany is trying to cover herself and get Caroline off of her at the same time, BUT BETHANY BEGINS TO THROW SOME ELBOWS TO THE FACE OF BETHANY BEFORE PULLING UP BETHANY BY HER SANDY BLONDE HAIR! SHE GETS BETHANY AND THROWS HER HEAD FIRST AGAINST THE BARRICADE AS BETHANY CRASHED HARD AGAINST THAT! NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE CAROLINE IS THINKING ABOUT WHAT TO DO NEXT?

(Caroline is brainstorming a bit, taking advantage of the situation around her as she looks towards the steel steps across from Dr. Bethany Blue.)

Jake Mercer: Oh god, this is what caused for Caroline to get the eyepatch in the very first place and it seems like Caroline is looking to return the favor here at Pain for Pride! SHE GETS DR. BETHANY BLUE UP TO HER FEET AS BETHANY SEEMS KIND OF WOBBLY AT THE MOMENT AS CAROLINE CONNECTS WITH A DROP TOEHOLD ON BETHANY, WHO GOES FACE FIRST AGAINST THE CORNER OF THE STEEL STEPS! :damn: :damn: :damn: THIS WAS DISTURBING TO WATCH ONCE AND I DON’T THINK THAT MY STOMACH CAN HANDLE THIS AGAIN!

Stew-O: Dr. Bethany Blue is able to catch herself from colliding with those steel steps! Her hands are pressed on top of the steel steps as Caroline is surprised herself! Caroline runs over to Bethany, but Bethany grabs Caroline by one of her arms, flipping her over to the other side of those steel steps! Caroline has her feet dangling on top of the steel steps! SHE IS LIFTING HER HEAD UP, SEEING IF SHE CAN GET HERSELF OUT OF THE MESS AS BETHANY JUMPS ON THE APRON BEFORE JUMPING OFF OF THEM, NAILING A ‘CONCUSSION PROTOCOL’ ON CAROLINE! THE CURB STOMP CONNECTS AS CAROLINE’S HEAD IS DRIVEN AGAINST THE RINGSIDE FLOOR! 

Flannery McCoy: MY GOD, HER HEAD JUST MADE A ‘THUD’ NOISE THAT I WAS NOT PREPARED FOR, BUT CAROLINE IS TURNING TO HER SIDE AS DR. BETHANY BLUE PULLS CAROLINE’S ARMS BACK, LIFTING HER UP IN A SURFBOARD KIND OF WAY BEFORE HITTING HER FACE FIRST AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS. HAPPILY, IT’S NOT THE CORNER BECAUSE I DON’T THINK THAT CAROLINE CAN AFFORD TO GO COMPLETELY BLIND! BUT, IT SEEMS LIKE BETHANY IS NOT DONE AS SHE PULLS CAROLINE BACK BY HER ARMS BEFORE USING HER BOOT TO KICK HER BEHIND THE HEAD AS CAROLINE’S FACE GOES SLAMMING AGAINST THE STEEL STEPS AGAIN! 

Jake Mercer: IT SEEMS LIKE DR. BETHANY BLUE IS NOT DONE JUST YET AS SHE DOES THE SAME THING FOR A THIRD TIME! FOURTH! FIFTH! SIXTH! SEVENTH! EIGHTH! NINTH! TENTH! BETHANY DOING IT ONE LAST TIME, ADDING MORE INSULT TO INJURY AS CAROLINE DROPS DOWN! IF CAROLINE DOESN’T HAVE A CONCUSSION AT THIS POINT, I’M NOT SURE WHAT’S GOING TO CAUSE HER TO FALL APART! Bethany grabs Caroline by her hair as Caroline is basically a rag doll at this point! Bethany is trying to get the younger woman up to her feet, but Caroline continues to drop down! Now, I’m not quite sure if that’s part of the strategy or if Caroline is out of it! I don’t think that Bethany knows, but she did a number on Caroline, who doesn’t look too *‘sweet’* at the moment!

Stew-O: Now, Dr. Bethany Blue has shifted her focus on getting the stretcher across from her and rolling it near her and Caroline. Bethany gets Caroline on the apron and then, places the height of the stretcher at the appropriate level and rolls Caroline onto the stretcher! Bethany is strapping in the young woman, making sure that she’s secured before rolling her around ringside and up the ramp –

Flannery McCoy: Look at Caroline! She’s getting the straps off of her! She is showing some signs of life as she completely drops down from the stretcher! Dr. Bethany Blue is in disbelief about what just occurred! Caroline is still in this match! Caroline is still trying to look for the victory over her former ‘teacher.’

Jake Mercer: The look on Dr. Bethany Blue’s face tells the entire story! She can’t believe that Caroline still has life in her! She grabs the back of Caroline’s head before throwing her back inside the ring! Bethany rolls back into the ring shortly after! Bethany rises up to her feet, knowing that there’s no used in getting frustrated with herself! She tries to get Caroline up to her feet, but Caroline drops to her knees! 

(The clear vision of Caroline on her knees as Dr. Bethany Blue looks down on her is something that tells the entire story. This is nothing more than a discouraged Caroline, who has been sent to hell and back. Dr. Bethany Blue has shown to be ruthless and strategic, knowing exactly what she needed to do to break down Caroline to the point that she’s more than willing to throw in the towel.)

Caroline: (off-mic) I can’t do this anymore, Dr. Bethany.

(Caroline is trying to hold back the tears, struggling to get her words out as Dr. Bethany Blue holds a serious look on her face. She has nothing to say about Caroline and how she’s been taken to the limit.)

Caroline: (off-mic) Please just end this…I can’t take it anymore.

Flannery McCoy: Caroline is basically asking for Dr. Bethany Blue to end her suffering and Bethany has no idea how to even respond to the situation! Is Caroline being serious?

Jake Mercer: This young woman has been broken down in this match, Flannery! Just look at Caroline! 

(Caroline is completely broken down as Dr. Bethany Blue lowers her scowl and gets to her knees, looking across from Caroline and holds her face up and there, you can see the tears flowing down from Caroline as Bethany has a look of concern on her face. Almost like it was a motherly instinct, she begins to hug Caroline and get her up to her feet.)

Stew-O: WHAT IN THE HELL?!?! IT WAS A TRICK FROM DR. BETHANY BLUE WHO GETS HER UP IN A CRADLE POSITION BEFORE CONNECTING WITH ‘WHIPLASH’ – THE HAMMERLOCK GUILLOTINE DROP, BUT CAROLINE THUMBS BETHANY IN HER EYE, CAUSING FOR ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ TO DROP CAROLINE, WHO LANDS ON HER FACE! THIS CREATES A BIT OF SPACE AS CAROLINE RUSHES FORWARD TO BETHANY, GETTING ON HER SHOULDERS AS –

Flannery McCoy: ‘ATOMIC BLONDE’ ON DR. BETHANY BLUE!!!!!!! SHADES OF HER FAVORITE BEATING HEART AND UNIVERSAL WOMEN’S CHAMPION, ANDREA VALENTINE!!!!!!!! WAS CAROLINE TRICKING BETHANY ALL ALONG?!?! :damn: :damn: :damn: 

Jake Mercer: LIKE STUDENT, LIKE TEACHER! IT SEEMS LIKE CAROLINE LEARNED A THING OR TWO UNDERNEATH THE WING OF BETHANY! CAROLINE SPIKES DR. BETHANY BLUE ON THE TOP OF HER HEAD AS CAROLINE IS NOT DONE HERE! WHAT DOES CAROLINE HAVE UNDERNEATH HER SLEEVE!??!

Stew-O: ‘SAY AHHHH!’ – THE SCISSORED ARMBAR/MANDIBLE CLAW COMBINATION! CAROLINE IS USING BETHANY’S SUBMISSION MOVE TO TO SHOW ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ THAT SHE PICKED UP A THING OR TWO UNDER THE WING OF THE EMPRESS OF ELITE! BETHANY IS SCRAMBLING! BETHANY DID NOT SEE THIS COMING! BETHANY MANAGES TO ROLL HERSELF OVER TO HER RIGHT SIDE AS SHE COUNTERS WITH A ROLL-UP! 

Flannery McCoy: But, Caroline rolls herself out of the way! She runs to Dr. Bethany Blue, nailing the former Specialist Champion with a Spanish fly! This takes Bethany down as Caroline is running to the top rope! She is situating herself on the top rope as you can see the look of determination and desire on her face! She’s gesturing for Bethany to get to her feet as she jumps off the top rope–

Jake Mercer: ‘GO! FIGHT! WIN’ – THE PHOENIX DRAGONRANA ON DR. BETHANY BLUE – BUT BETHANY IS ABLE TO STOP THE MOVE FROM CONNECT! SHE HAS CAROLINE IN A POWERBOMB POSITION AS SHE RUNS TO THE NEAREST CORNER, THROWING CAROLINE INTO THE TURNBUCKLE FOR A TURNBUCKLE POWERBOMB! THIS CAUSES FOR THE YOUNG WOMAN TO DROP – ‘CONCUSSION PROTOCOL’ – THE CURB STOMP TAKES CAROLINE DOWN AS DR. BETHANY BLUE PULLS OUT THAT BLACK NITRILE GLOVE FROM HER TIGHTS AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT! 

Stew-O: It seems like Dr. Bethany Blue is going to make Caroline ‘Say Ahhhh!’ Bethany has put many of her opponents away from this move and it seems like Caroline may be another name added to the list! Isn’t it funny? This all began with Caroline losing a tooth at Reckless Wiring and now, Bethany is looking to put Caroline down with a move that puts pressure on the teeth? 

Flannery McCoy: :oh: It all comes full circle. :wow:

Jake Mercer: DR. BETHANY BLUE GOES DOWN AS SHE APPLIES THE SUBMISSION MOVE ON CAROLINE! SHE PRESSES DOWN ON THE MANDIBULAR TOOTH ON CAROLINE AS SHE’S PANICKING! SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT SHE WANTS TO DO, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE BETHANY HAS HER IN A DIFFICULT POSITION, BUT LOOK AT WHAT’S ACROSS FROM CAROLINE?

(The scalpel that Caroline dropped at some point in the match is standing fingertips away from her. The scalpel that she used to slash Dr. Bethany Blue in the abs could be the one thing that saves Caroline from losing this match.)

Stew-O: Caroline is trying to reach for that scalpel as Dr. Bethany Blue is trying to pull Caroline back, but it seems like Caroline’s desire to get that scalpel is outweighing Bethany’s desire to get Caroline to completely pass out and put her on that stretcher! 

(Caroline is desperately trying to reach for that scalpel, needing to drag Dr. Bethany Blue, who still has the submission locked in.)

Flannery McCoy: DOES CAROLINE HAVE THE SCALPEL AND YES! SHE DOES!

Jake Mercer: Caroline has her grasp on the scalpel, but you can tell that took a lot of the energy away from her! I don’t think that she even has the strength to lift it up, but Caroline is trying everything she can to end this match! 

Stew-O: CAROLINE HAS THE SCALPEL UP! SHE LIFTS IT TOWARDS DR. BETHANY BLUE! 

Flannery McCoy: CAROLINE DROPS IT! HER HAND DROPS DOWN AS DR. BETHANY DOES THE SMART THING AND KICKS THE SCALPEL OUT OF THE RING! THAT WAS CAROLINE’S LAST RESORT RIGHT THERE AS CAROLINE BEGINS TO SLOWLY FADE AWAY! SHE IS SLOWLY LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS AND HER BODY GOES LIMP!

Jake Mercer: CAROLINE PASSES OUT TO ‘SAY AHHHH!’ AS DR. BETHANY BLUE IS EXITING THE RING! SHE ROLLS CAROLINE OUT OF THE RING WITH HER SHORTLY AFTER! BETHANY IS CARRYING CAROLINE LIKE SHE’S A FUCKING CHILD BEFORE THROWING HER ON TOP OF THE STRETCHER THAT IS ON TOP OF THE RAMP! 

Stew-O: Dr. Bethany Blue is strapping in Caroline onto the stretcher again, making sure that she’s extra secure this time around! After doing that, Bethany is heading towards that ambulance that’s parked on the side of the stage. The doors are open as Caroline is rolled inside as Bethany gets inside the ambulance shortly after as the door shuts closed!

(The sirens begin to go off from the ambulance and the it turns on. Soon it begins to drive away, leaving everyone unclear of what’s going to happen next.)

Flannery McCoy: We are trying to get footage from that ambulance which will be headed to the Elite Medical Center less than two miles away from her.

Jake Mercer: I LOVE that there’s a medical center called ‘Elite Medical Center’ less than a few miles from here. It’s like they knew we’d be here. :wow:

Stew-O: As everyone can pay attention to the titantron, I think that we’re getting –

(A bunch of screaming begins to be heard throughout the arena. The titantron gets a good look at Dr. Bethany Blue and Caroline strangling each other. You can see that Caroline has gotten both of her arms free from the straps, but Bethany is still trying to make sure that Caroline stays there no matter what.)

Flannery McCoy: (in the background) These two are on their way to Elite Medical Center, BUT LIKE DR. BETHANY BLUE SAID ON DYNASTY, SHE’S BEATING THE HELL OUT OF CAROLINE ON THEIR WAY TO THE HOSPITAL! CAROLINE IS TRYING TO HOLD BETHANY DOWN BEFORE GETTING HER PUNCHES IN AND THEN, DELIVERING A HARSH HEADBUTT THAT SENDS THE EMPRESS OF ELITE BACK! CAROLINE IS ABLE TO UNSTRAP HER FEET FROM THE STRETCHER. NOW, THE SPACE INSIDE THAT AMBULANCE IS CROWDED AND STILL, THESE TWO ARE BRINGING THE FIGHT TO EACH OTHER! 

Jake Mercer: (in the background) Dr. Bethany Blue grabs Caroline by the throat and shoves her against the sides of the ambulance! CAROLINE DELIVERS A MASSIVE HEADBUTT TO THE EMPRESS OF ELITE! CAROLINE GRABS THE BACK OF BETHANY’S HEAD BEFORE BASHING HER FACE FIRST AGAINST THE TOP OF THE STRETCHER! ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEN! EIGHT! NINE! TEN! BETHANY GETS THROWN BACK AS SHE’S TRYING TO PROCESS WHATEVER THE HELL IS GOING ON AT THIS POINT! SHE FINDS HERSELF TURNING INTO A CRAWLING POSITION AND AS CAROLINE GOES TO HER AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AMBULANCE –

Stew-O: WHAT IN THE HELL WAS THAT?!?!

Flannery McCoy: Did Dr. Bethany Blue just throw a…*First Aid Kit* at Caroline?

Jake Mercer: I don’t know what exactly that little white box is, but you could hear a huge clank as that thing connected to the side of Caroline’s head! 

(With Caroline being out of it for the time being, Dr. Bethany Blue reaches inside the First Aid Kid and pulls out a pair of scissors and gause and begins to wrap it around the part of her stomach that Caroline has slashed with the scalpel earlier in the match. After taking care of that wound, the ambulance slowly pulls up to the entrance of the Elite Medical Center as Bethany decides to exit the ambulance. She looks at the outside of the hospital, knowing all she needs to do is get inside and strap Caroline into the hospital bed, which was made on the first floor for this match up.)

Stew-O: Wait, look on top of the ambulance? Is that *Caroline?*

Flannery McCoy: How in hell did that woman she get up there? I swear, this woman has no fear of getting up in these high places?

Jake Mercer: The National Cheerleading Champion loves flying, Flannery! Caroline waits for Dr. Bethany Blue to turn around as –

Stew-O: ‘GO! FIGHT! WIN’ – THE PHOENIX DRAGONRANA HITS DR. BETHANY BLUE ON THE PAVEMENT! CAROLINE TRIES TO GET TO HER FEET, BUT YOU CAN TELL THAT SHE’S WOBBLY AS HELL FROM THE BEATINGS THAT SHE HAS TAKEN IN THIS MATCH UP! She gets Bethany by her hair before walking inside the hospital! Caroline throws Bethany across from her, who slides away from the young blonde! You can see the clear exhaustion on Dr. Bethany Blue’s face as well! It’s not just Caroline! These two have really brought it to each other and now, they are in the last step of this entire match up and that’s finding the hospital room that one of them is going to strap the other to a hospital bed! 

Flannery McCoy: Before this match began, they were informed that it would be ‘Room #15’ as an ode to Pain for Pride 15! As that’s what Caroline used to remind her, but it seems like she hasn’t forgotten! SHE GETS BETHANY AND SLAMS HER HEAD AGAINST ONE OF THE WALLS AS THAT CAUSES FOR ‘THE GOOD DOCTOR’ TO TURN AROUND, REALIZING THAT THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY TO ROOM #15! BETHANY IS TRYING TO CREATE A BIT OF DISTANCE BETWEEN HER AND CAROLINE AS SHE WANTS TO BE THE ONE TO ENTER THE ROOM FIRST! 

Jake Mercer: Caroline races behind Dr. Bethany Blue, looking to shove past her and get to the room before her! Now, it seems to be a true battle of these two women trying to be the first ones inside the room! This allows them the power to do whatever they want! The two women begin to throw some rapid, but sloppy punches at each other! Clearly, these two are exhausted and looking to do what they can to end this match and call it a season! This has really tested the endurance of both of these women! 

(Finally, the two women see the ‘Room 15’ plate next to the door as they realize that they have made it to their destination! Dr. Bethany Blue opens the door, but Caroline connects with a Lou Thesz press that causes Dr. Bethany Blue to fall back into the hospital bed.)

Stew-O: CAROLINE BEGINS TO UNLOAD ON DR. BETHANY BLUE WITH SOME PUNCHES, TRYING TO KEEP HER DOWN LONG ENOUGH, SO SHE CAN STRAP HER LEGS AND ARMS TO THE HOSPITAL BED LIKE SHE’S SOME SORT OF MENTAL HOSPITAL PATIENT! 

(Caroline looks next to her where the electrical vital sign monitor is, along with the bags full of drugs and fluid that are used to treat the patients.)

Flannery McCoy: CAROLINE HAS HER HANDS ON THE ANESTHESIA AND IT SEEMS LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO INJECT DR. BETHANY BLUE ON THE ARM WITH IT! BUT, BETHANY GRABS CAROLINE BY THE WRIST, TRYING TO AVOID THAT ANESTHESIA FROM BEING INJECTED ON HER ARM! SHE KNOWS HOW THAT CAN BE ENOUGH TO KNOCK HER OUT, SO SHE WANTS NO PART OF THAT! MEANWHILE, CAROLINE IS FIGHTING FOR HER ENTIRE LIFE TO MAKE SURE THAT BETHANY GETS THAT ANESTHESIA INJECTED INTO HER! 

Jake Mercer: Dr. Bethany Blue is holding onto the tube that connects the needle with the UV bags! The two of them are trying to pull the needle closer to each other and it begins almost like a tug-of-war with these two, who will stop at nothing to make sure that they win tonight! 

(The so-called ‘tug-of-war’ between the two of them stops as a pause is heard. A scream of pain is heard –)

(Dr. Bethany Blue, using her other hand, stabbed a needle of her own to the left arm of Caroline, who was so focused on her right side and making sure that Bethany didn’t touch the needle, that she didn’t pay attention to all of her surroundings.)

Stew-O: Slowly, you can see that Caroline is slowly starting to pass out due to the injection as Dr. Bethany Blue places Caroline on the hospital bed that she previously laid on. Then, Bethany gets the straps from the upper half of Caroline’s body and straps them. She then gets the scraps for her lower portion of the body and straps them! 

Flannery McCoy: Caroline is strapped into the hospital bed as Dr. Bethany Blue is the winner of this ‘Medical Mayhem’ match! 

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Somebody Get Me A Doctor” is heard blasting in the arena as Dr. Bethany Blue is seen collapsing on the floor of the hospital room. Clearly, this woman is exhausted from the war that she was sent to tonight.)

Stephie Love: THE WINNER OF THIS MATCH…THE EMPRESS OF ELITE…DR. BETHANY BLUE!!!!!!!

Stew-O: My lord, this–what was that? Like, these two brought everything from each other! I don’t know whose performance I’m more amazed with: Bethany or Caroline’s?

Flannery McCoy: Why not both of them? These two women took each other to hell and back in this ‘Medical Mayhem’ match! These two ladies delivered a match that Disney will most likely look down on, but the EAW Universe is completely blown away from everything that occurred!

Jake Mercer: You gotta feel for Caroline, who really went out there, gave it her all! I can’t believe that she pulled off the performance that she did! This girl is a two-time National Cheerleading Champion and she just stood toe-to-toe with Dr. Bethany Blue! She showed that she’s not afraid to use a scalpel or take Bethany’s eye out when given the window of opportunity! 

Stew-O: The Empress of Elite, Dr. Bethany Blue, put on some of the best wrestling possible! Not only that, but she was ruthless, brutal, strategic. She *knew* what she was doing in an environment like this, surrounded by all of those medical weapons. She was totally heartless when it came to Caroline, showing that woman zero compassion. It did not throw Bethany off! When it comes to wanting to win, Bethany is going to focus on that. The part with the needle scared the hell out of me, but Dr. Bethany Blue had a needle already ready to use and I’m not sure where she got it, but it helped her out!

Flannery McCoy: Indeed, it did! Happy be-lated Birthday, Dr. Bethany Blue and congratulations! 

(The final shot is Dr. Bethany Blue celebrating in the hospital room, smiling at the unconscious Caroline before it goes to commercial break. ) 

( It shows a commercial of the first ever EAW Draft under the Disney brand. It goes through several Elitists such as The Visual Prophet, Andre Walker, Kassidy Heart, Xander Payne, Impact, TLA, Minerva, Myles, Andrea Valentine, and Drake King. )

( Pain For Pride XV returns from commercial as it flashes the next match graphic. ) 

( DING! DING! DING! )


Bella Braxton: The following is the 2022 ANNUAL CASH IN THE VAULT LADDER MATCH!!

( The announcement brings out a roaring excitement from the crowd. “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell begins to play, which the excitement would immediately turn into antipathy. Adam Lucas gradually walks onto the entranceway and appears unruffled by the boos raining down on him. A smirk forms on his face, to where he does not pose on the stage and simply makes his way down towards the ring. )

Bella Braxton INTRODUCING FIRST! From New York City, weighing in at 231 pounds… HE IS “THE NEXT LEVEL,” AAAADAM!! LUUUUUCASS!!!

Persephone: Ladies and gentleman, we are almost there from one of the most anticipated attractions as part of the Pain For Pride weekend festivities. Cash In The Vault, a clusterfuck of a ladder match where the objective is to climb a ladder, and unhook a briefcase. This has been a task that somehow takes more than twenty minutes for eight men and women to do. It is somehow so fucking difficult, but you just have to remember that Elitists are here are fucking braindead, and drag matches so they could look good or whatever. For example, Adam Lucas; a bonafide unaccomplished vanilla midget who has never felt what success is like. This match is usually full of Elitists who couldn’t hack it for the entire season, and now they have to resort for a briefcase that pretty much shows they can’t succeed without taking shortcuts and having to take advantage of people when they aren’t one-hundred percent.

Gavin Kirkland: Damn. So harsh. That was pretty hot. 

( Adam Lucas runs his hands against the ladders at ringside and just stands at ringside. He continued to be booed, until the overall mood of the Allegiant Stadium would change to the sound of “Faneto” by Chief Keef. SOSA Henderson shuffles onto the stage, poses on the entranceway and makes his way down towards the ring with pomposity. Henderson smiles and taunts the ladder on the lamp before he starts pointing and trash talking Lucas at ringside. )

Bella Braxton: AND HIS OPPONENTS! FIRST! From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, weighing in at 191 pounds… “BULLETPROOF,” SOOOOSAA!! HENDERSON!!!


Persephone: Why does he call himself bulletproof when his career has been literally shot dead by Xander and Viz? 

Stew-O: I don’t know what is with the sour grapes with Persephone about this match. It is about time that we finally are able to witness the spectacle that is the Cash In The Vault ladder match. It is one of those matches that embody the super competitive environment that Elite Answers Wrestling prides himself on. What Persephone was so passively aggressively getting to, this match is ordinarily held by individuals who are trying to end this season off a night. Elitists like Adam Lucas have been unable to grab the brass ring throughout this season, yes, but they have proven themselves to be a surefire high commodity in the future of this business. This match is plentiful of individuals who have proven themselves, but haven’t exactly been able to succeed under high pressure moments. This is the rare opportunity for them to leave all of their failures throughout this season behind, and win that briefcase. Adam Lucas and SOSA Henderson are just one of the few men who would be happy to do that and finally win the world championship.

Persephone: What do you mean sour grapes? I am so fucking excited for this match. I can’t wait to watch half an hour of these buffoons pulling each other off the ladder instead of climbing up the ladder and touching the briefcase. Aren’t you as excited as me, Stew-O??

( SOSA Henderson hops onto the top turnbuckle and makes his signature pose. His theme song would eventually get replaced by “REBOUND!” by JPEGMAFIA (ft. DATPIFFMAFIA). It wouldn’t take long for Las Vegas to let out an ear-deafening roar of boos as Jay Jerry Johnson moseys onto the entranceway. Jay Jerry Johnson wears heavy armor inspired by the clothing worn by New California Republic soldiers in the Fallout New Vegas video game. He takes off his helmet, and tosses it to the side. He hypes himself up on the stage, mocking the discontent crowd before marching down the ramp. ) 

Bella Braxton: From Yokohama, Japan, weighing in at 198 pounds.. HE IS THE “CHARISMATIC ARTIST,” JAY… JERRRY… JOHNSON!!!

Persephone: On another episode of #PersephoneKnowsBest, let me tell you something about Jay Jerry Johnson. 

Gavin Kirkland: Wait a second, Persephone Knows Best? That sounds so familiar… 

Persephone: Yeah, some other whore probably flipped that. Do you want to know something cool about Jay Jerry Johnson?

Gavin Kirkland: Yeah, what is that?

Persephone: HE AIN’T WINNING :rofl: 

Stew-O: That is the sound of what Ronan Malosi would define as a: player hater. Jay Jerry Johnson is stepping into this match with a huge chip on his shoulder. It wouldn’t even be that much of a stretch to call him an underdog of the match. No one expects Jay Jerry Johnson to walk out of this match with the briefcase, but that is the thrill of this match. You can’t promise that. Johnson has the same amount of chance in this match as anyone else. This match comes down to being there at the right moment, and Triple J might very well shock the world tonight.

Gavin Kirkland: Like Lucas Johnson in the Extreme Elimination Chamber? :mjlol: !!!

( Jay Jerry Johnson creeps a smile on his face looking at the ladders at ringside before he slides under the bottom rope and poses in the middle of the ring. It doesn’t take long for him for the referee to compose him and separate him as he trash talks SOSA Henderson and Adam Lucas. Adam Lucas remains seated at ringside while Henderson stands across the ring from him. “Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana echoes throughout the Allegiant Stadium to an ear-deafening pop from the crowd. Jon Kelton nonchalantly makes his way onto the entranceway sporting a Vegeta-inspired attire. He poses on the stage before making his way towards the ring. )

Gina Romano: From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 208 pounds.. HE IS “THE CHOSEN ONE,” JON! KELLLTON!!! 

Persephone: Jon Kelton is a special case. This is a man that took him another decade to win himself the New Breed Championship, just for him to drop the ball because that is the man was destined to be. He calls himself the chosen one, I call cap. Choose to do what? Be a jobber? Jon Kelton has no chance of winning this match, but it is not like I am rooting for anyone. As a Voltage commentator, you would expect me to cheer for the Voltage representatives, but they are just as incompetent as this fucking loser.  

Stew-O: Jon Kelton is yet another individual who is definitely on the come-up in the horizons of this industry. Kelton has spent a majority of this season, wowing and impressing the audience as the EAW New Breed Champion. It is time for him to step out of that division and he believes he can easily shine in the midcard and upper echelons. This is the perfect chance for Jon Kelton to absolutely cement himself as a threat to those divisions. Kelton is definitely an individual that is next up for next season, but he will definitely expedite his journey to the top if he is able to climb that ladder and get that briefcase. 

( Jon Kelton climbs the ladder at ringside and rallies up the crowd. He leaps into the ring and poses in the center of the ring before his theme song would be replaced by “We’re In Hell” by SycAmour. Jake Smith promptly steps onto the entranceway following an eruption of cheers from the Las Vegas audience. Smith proudly wears a brown trench coat, a uniquely-shaped helmet, and red and blue patterned pants that resemble the X-Men hero Gambit. Jake Smith embraces the hero reaction he has been given before marching down the ramp. )

Gina Romano: From Atherton, California, weighing in at 210 pounds.. HE IS “THE MORAL COMPASS,” JAKE!! SMITH!!

Stew-O: Jake Smith started this season unsuccessfully vying for the world championship, but he has had the pleasure of dominating the tag team division with Chris Elite as The Haircare Kings. Sharing the same objective as everyone else in this match, there is nothing that Jake Smith would love more than to enter the next season to be the biggest threat to the world championship of whatever brand he lands on. Smith would love to possess the power that is the Cash In The Vault briefcase, and there is no one more hungrier and desires it more than him. 

Persephone: Let’s go Jake Smith! Bring it home to Voltage! I know you won’t, but I am just cheering you because you are our only hope next to Jay Jerry Johnson.

( Jake Smith admires the ladders while he walks around ringside. He steps into the ring, to where he stands in the center of the ring and poses with his Gambit attire. He takes off his helmet and trench coat, while also keeping his distance from Jon Kelton and Adam Lucas. His theme song would soon be replaced by “Mo Money” by Ben Mclusky. Ronan Malosi prances onto the entranceway and thinks he is getting cheered by Las Vegas. He spreads his arms, and laughs as dollars printed with his face on it shower throughout the venue. Many people are seen ripping and stepping on his dollars, but he pays no attention. He shuffles down the stage and everyone in the ring does not look impressed. )

Gina Romano: AND! Residing from Palm Springs, Florida, weighing in at 285 pounds.. HE IS THE “INTERNATIONAL TREASURE,” ROOOOOONANNN!! MALOOOSII!!

Gavin Kirkland: I am surprised Ronan Malosi had the nerve to actually go through with this match after being absolutely embarrassed by that whole Jaden Shadow drama on the first day of the festivities. Besides that, Ronan Malosi looks as confident as usual. I believe he is capable of bringing the briefcase back to Showdown. He has to, right? He has been failing us all of his life, he has got to change it at some point in his life. 

Persephone: Sure thing, pal! Look at his size! So imposing. Ronan Malosi is not only walking into this match knowing that everyone fucking hates him, but he is walking into this match with that size strength. He actually towers over all of his competition, but he is the symbol of brawn cancels out brainpower. Ronan Malosi is a dumb fuck and he stands no chance. I hope he crashes through every ladder that is at ringside. 


( Ronan Malosi continues to happily walk up the steps, goes through the ropes and stands in the middle of the ring. He looks up to the briefcase and starts talking to it like it is his. I don’t even think he believes himself, but he is so confident. Malosi continues to show off his designer fit, as he throws his hat out of the ring and stands at one side of the ring. )

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew-O: The 2022 Cash In The Vault ladder match is now live! Adam Lucas immediately sprints towards Ronan Malosi to start a frenzy of strikes! Jake Smith with a single leg takedown on Jon Kelton, while Jay Jerry Johnson and SOSA Henderson trade lefts and rights in the middle of the ring! This is just a little snippet of the pandemonium that we are about to witness. Ronan Malosi throws Adam Lucas through the ropes, Jake Smith and Jon Kelton take their brawl out to ringside, and SOSA Henderson sends Triple J flying onto the floor below with a back body drop.

Persephone: Jake Smith and Jon Kelton continue to trade strikes at ring strikes until Adam Lucas circles the ringpost and blasts Smith in the back of the head with a forearm smash! Lucas begins stomping down on him and Kelton turns him around! AND KELTON WITH A STRONG PUNCH THAT SENDS LUCAS A COUPLE OF STEPS BACK! Triple J is the first person to come in contact with a ladder, picks it up, and tries to slide it into the ring. Ronan Malosi pursues SOSA Henderson in the ring with a clothesline, but Henderson ducks him and slides towards the bottom rope! AND HE COLLIDES INTO THE LADDER WITH A BASEBALL SLIDE DROPKICK THAT TRIPLE J WAS TRYING TO INTRODUCE!

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi goes after SOSA Henderson again, but Henderson slides his entire body under the bottom rope and through his legs. Henderson begins to pepper Malosi with body jabs before Ronan pushes him into the ropes! Henderson rebounds and sends Malosi flipping onto his back with a picture-perfect hurricanrana! SOSA has his number here as he now hits a spinning heel kick to the midsection, before he jumps off the top turnbuckle here! AND HE GOES FOR A CROSSBODY!! BUT MALOSI SIMPLY STEPS TO THE SIDE AND SOSA HENDERSON FACE PLANTS THE CANVAS! AN ABSOLUTE SAVAGE COUNTER THERE AS MALOSI PATS HIMSELF ON THE BACK FOR SIMPLY STEPPING OUT OF THE WAY! HENDERSON ROLLS OUT OF THE RING, BUT RONAN DOESN’T CATCH A BREAK YET AS JAKE SMITH STEPS INTO THE RING AND STOMPS HIM DOWN IN THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES!

Stew-O: Jake Smith is caving in a mudhole here with repeated stomps before he runs into the other corner and back! Jon Kelton grabs his leg and pulls him out of the ring! AND KELTON LIFTS HIM UP!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN ONTO THE TOP OF THE BARRICADE WITH A RELEASE BACK SUPLEX! KELTON RUNS INTO THE RING AND GOES RIGHT FOR RONAN!! RONAN WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! KELTON DODGES AND REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! JAY JERRY JOHNSON PULLS DOWN THE TOP ROPE AND KELTON GOES CRASHING DOWN ONTO THE RINGSIDE FLOOR!! RONAN MALOSI TRIES TO PUSH JOHNSON OFF THE APRON, BUT JOHNSON WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE! Johnson now jumps onto the top turnbuckle, but Adam Lucas holds onto his leg and restricts him from taking flight!

Persephone: Let him fall and flop on his face off the top turnbuckle, god damnit! Jay Jerry Johnson tries to brush Adam Lucas off him on the top turnbuckle, but RONAN MALOSI QUICKLY TRAVELS UP THE TURNBUCKLES!! AND HE HOOKS THE TIGHTS AIMING TO DELIVER AN EMPHATIC SUPERPLEX IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING!! BUT ADAM LUCAS SLIDES INTO THE RING AND THROWS MALOSI OFF BALANCE!! MALOSI IS IN A TREE-OF-WOE POSITION HERE AS ADAM LUCAS NOW CONNECTS WITH A DISCUS FOREARM TO TRIPLE J!! NO!! JOHNSON BLOCKS IT WITH A KICK TO THE FACE AND DESCENDS ONTO LUCAS TO FOLD HIM OVER WITH A RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER! BUT ADAM LUCAS CATCHES THE BLOCKBUSTER AND HOLDS HIM IN A SUPLEX POSITION! NOW JUST DROP HIM DOWN!

Stew-O: Adam Lucas continues to elevate him into that suplex position! This is that delayed vertical suplex as he flexes his other arm. He is mocking the crowd here, as he has no intentions of dropping him down with that suplex anytime soon! Jon Kelton rolls into the ring and sweeps his legs! Adam Lucas finally slams Jay Jerry Johnson down, but it wasn’t at his own discretion! Adam Lucas gets up and walks RIGHT INTO A SPINEBUSTER FROM KELTON!! KELTON IS NOT DONE YET AS HE ROLLS LUCAS UP INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY OFF THE CANVAS!! AND HE RUNS INTO THE CORNER WHERE RONAN MALOSI CONTINUES TO BE STUCK IN A TREE-OF-WOE POSITION!

Persephone: AND JON KELTON RUNS WITH ADAM LUCAS ON HIS SHOULDERS!! AND HE DRIVES HIM INTO RONAN MALOSI IN THE CORNER WITH A DEATH VALLEY DRIVER!

Gavin Kirkland: HAH!! RONAN MALOSI WITH HIS CORE BROUGHT UP HIS UPPER BODY AND WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY OF THE IMPACT!! I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW RONAN WENT TO THE GYM LIKE THAT! Ronan is still hanging from the top turnbuckle in a very precarious position! AND SOSA HENDERSON IS STANDING ON THE APRON WITH A LADDER IN HIS POSSESSION AND HE DRIVES THE TIP OF THE LADDER INTO THE FACE OF RONAN!! RONAN IS BACK HUNG UP IN THE TREE-OF-WOE AS SOSA HENDERSON NOW BRINGS THE LADDER INTO THE RING!! THIS MATCH MAY END HERE WITH HOLLYWOOD HENDERSON LEAVING LAS VEGAS WITH THE BRIEFCASE!

Stew-O: SOSA Henderson calculates the position in the center of the ring, but Jake Smith comes from behind while he is holding the ladder! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE KNEE BACKSTABBER!! SOSA HENDERSON DROPS THE LADDER, BUT SOMEHOW ENDED UP FALLING FACE FIRST ONTO THE LADDER AS A RESULT OF THE BACKSTABBER! Jake Smith gets up and he looks to stomp him into the ladder! THIS EARLY INTO THIS MATCH!! BUT SOSA HENDERSON CATCHES HIM WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE FACE!! AND HE WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND HIS WAIST!! OH NO!! AND HE DROPS SMITH NECK FIRST ONTO THE LADDER WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!

Gavin Kirkland: Jon Kelton gets up to his feet and sizes him up while he turns around! SOSA WATCH OUT!! WHAT THE! JOHNSON WITH A DROP TOE HOLD AND TRIPS JON KELTON!! AND JOHNSON PICKS SOSA UP!! AND SLAMS HIM DOWN WITH A NORTHERN LIGHT SUPLEX! HE BRIDGES OVER AND MAINTAINS THE NORTHERN LIGHT!! AND HE GOES FOR A SECOND!! BUT SOSA HENDERSON SPINS OUT OF IT!! AND CONNECTS WITH A THRUST KICK TO THE JAW!! AND HENDERSON NOW LOOKS TO DROP JOHNSON ONTO THE SAME LADDER! BUT JOHNSON WITH A BACK ELBOW AND HENDERSON TAKES A COUPLE STEPS BACK, AND FINDS HIMSELF STANDING ON THE LADDER ON THE GROUND!!

Stew-O: AND ADAM LUCAS COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE!! AND CONNECTS WITH A DROPKICK THAT SENDS JOHNSON SPIRALING THROUGH THE ROPES AND SPLATTERING ONTO THE RINGSIDE! Lucas sees SOSA staggered on top of the grounded ladder and takes him down with a double leg take down! Henderson lands back first onto the ladder! 

Gavin Kirkland: AND ADAM LUCAS IS LOOKING TO TURN HIM INTO THE SHARPSHOOTER ON TOP OF THE GROUNDED LADDER!! SUBMISSIONS DON’T MATTER IN THIS MATCH!! LUCAS REALLY WANTS TO DEGRADE EVERYONE DOWN IN THIS MATCH!

Persephone: Fucking idiots man. THIS IS A LADDER MATCH!! THE OBJECTIVE IS TO CLIMB THE LADDER! AND NOW HERE COMES JON KELTON TO SAVE THE DAY!! AND HE CLUBS ADAM LUCAS IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH A KNEE STRIKE! AND HE SEES SOSA HENDERSON LAID OUT ON THE LADDER!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP THAT CRUSHES HENDERSON ON THE LADDER!! GREAT WORK, KELTON!! KELTON ROLLS HENDERSON OFF THE LADDER AND NOW BEGINS TO SET IT UP!! GOOD WORK!! THIS IS HOW U SHOULD OPERATE IN A LADDER MATCH!! DO WHAT U ACTUALLY CAME OUT HERE TO DO!

Gavin Kirkland: Jon Kelton quickly tries to set up the ladder in the center of the ring. Ronan Malosi finally gets himself out of the corner and blasts Kelton in the throat with a punch! A straight throat punch! Absolutely brilliant from The International Treasure as Kelton scrambles away clutching his throat! Ronan Malosi now begins to climb the ladder! BUT JAKE SMITH WITH A SUPERKICK TO THE LEG!! RONAN MALOSI LOSES BALANCE AND NOW HAS HIS LEFT LEG CAUGHT IN BETWEEN THE RUNGS AND HE IS SUSPENDED UPSIDE DOWN!! AND SMITH WITH ANOTHER SUPERKICK THAT PUTS RONAN MALOSI TO SLEEP HANGING FROM THE LADDER! JAKE SMITH STEPS ONTO HIS BODY TO FURTHER CLIMB UP THE LADDER AS WE COULD HAVE A MATCH HERE RIGHT NOW!

Stew-O: RONAN MALOSI IS ABLE TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE POSITION!! AND HE PULLS SMITH DOWN BY THE LEG! AND HE KNEES HIM IN THE MIDSECTION!! AND HE HOISTS HIM INTO A BACK SUPLEX INTO A SIDE SLAM!! JAKE SMITH ESCAPES FROM HIS SHOULDERS AND JON KELTON COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE AND SLAMS RONAN MALOSI AFTERWARDS WITH A RUNNING BLOCKBUSTER! Jake Smith hoists Jon Kelton in a fireman’s carry! AND HE GOES FOR THE USHIGOROSHI!! JON KELTON FLIPS OUT OF IT!! AND CONNECTS WITH A SUPERKICK TO SMITH!! NO!! SMITH GRABS HIS FOOT AND WHIPS IT INTO THE LADDER!! KELTON HOPS ON ONE FOOT AS SMITH HOPS UP AND BLASTS HIS JAW WITH A STEP-UP ENZIGURI!! KELTON FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES AS SMITH NOW GOES FOR THE LADDER! 

Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith is almost halfway up the ladder as he could win this match right now! BUT JAY JERRY JOHNSON GRABS THE LADDER AND STARTS TO TILT IT OVER!! SMITH IS PANICKING AS HE IS ABLE TO IMPROVISE AND LAND ON HIS FEET!! AND HE DRIVES HIS FOOT ONTO JOHNSON JAW WITH A YAKUZA KICK!! BUT JOHNSON GOES THROUGH THE LEG AND CAPTURES THE LEG!! HE HAS HIM HOOKED AND HE FLIPS SMITH OVER WITH A LEG-CAPTURE SUPLEX!! SMITH SCURRIES OVER TOWARDS THE TURNBUCKLES AS JAY JERRY JOHNSON FIXES THE LADDER AND CLIMBS IT!! 

Stew-O: SOSA HENDERSON SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE!! AND HE DELIVERS A MISSILE DROPKICK THAT THROWS JOHNSON OFF HIS BALANCE AND TIPS HIM OVER OFF THE LADDER! SOSA HENDERSON NOW QUICKLY CLIMBS THE LADDER! ADAM LUCAS COMES FROM OUT OF NOWHERE AND YANKS HIM DOWN BY THE LEG! HENDERSON FALLS ON HIS BACK WHILE ADAM LUCAS CLIMBS ON THE OTHER SIDE!! SOSA HENDERSON TRIES TO MEET HIM AT THE TOP, BUT ADAM LUCAS DEFENDS HIS SPOT BY KICKING HIM DOWN!! HENDERSON AND ADAM LUCAS ARE THREE-THIRDS UP THE LADDER AS THEY ARE BOTH IN A PRECARIOUS POSITION!! RONAN MALOSI AT RINGSIDE HERE!! HE GRABS JAKE SMITH AND HE THROWS HIM INTO A LADDER AT RINGSIDE! AND HE GRABS JAY JERRY JOHNSON AND HE THROWS HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE RINGPOST!! AND MALOSI NOW GRABS A LADDER AND TRIES TO REINTRODUCE IT INTO THE RING!

Gavin Kirkland: MEANWHILE IN THE RING!! SOSA HENDERSON SWINGS HIS BODY AROUND THE LADDER TO MEET ADAM LUCAS AT HIS SIDE!! AND HE LAUNCHES ADAM LUCAS OFF THE LADDER WITH A SENSATIONAL FRANKENSTEINER!! HENDERSON WAS ABLE TO LAND ON HIS FEET AS ADAM LUCAS ROLLS OUT OF THE RING! RONAN MALOSI DRIVES THE TOP OF THE LADDER INTO THE FACE OF SOSA HENDERSON! AND RONAN MALOSI NOW SETS UP THE LADDER!! COULD WE RONAN MALOSI BE THE FACE OF THE CASH IN THE VAULT REAL SOON?!?! RONAN MALOSI SLUGGISHLY ASCENDS RUNG BY RUNG, BUT I DON’T THINK HE WILL MAKE IT AS JAY JERRY JOHNSON AND JAKE SMITH ENTER THE FOLD! RONAN TRIED TO TAKE HIM OUT WHEN HE WAS GETTING HIS LADDER MOMENTS AGO, BUT THAT MAY HAVE BACKFIRED!! JOHNSON AND SMITH PUSH THE LADDER!! 

Persephone: AND RONAN MALOSI FALLS AND PLANTS FACE FIRST ONTO THE TOP ROPE!! MALOSI SNAPS HIS NECK AGAINST THE ROPES AS JOHNSON AND SMITH ARE WORKING TOGETHER HERE!! AND THEY WEDGE THE LADDER AND TRAP RONAN MALOSI IN THE CORNER TURNBUCKLES! GOOD JOB! NOW CLIMB THE LADDER! 

Stew-O: JAY JERRY JOHNSON AND JAKE SMITH NOW TAKE TURNS AT TURNING RONAN MALOSI INTO A BODY BAG!! JAY JERRY JOHNSON CONNECTS WITH A BRAZILIAN KICK INTO THE CORNERED MALOSI WHILE SMITH FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A BICYCLE KICK THAT FURTHER STAGGERS THE FORMER INTERWIRE CHAMPION! AND NOW BOTH COMPETITORS SEE ADAM LUCAS CLIMBING THE APRON!! AND THEY BOTH FOLD THE LADDER AND DRIVE THE TIP OF IT INTO THE MIDSECTION OF LUCAS!! LUCAS GETS SENT BACK DOWN TO RINGSIDE AS THEY BOTH STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING! TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK HERE! THE VOLTAGE ELITISTS GANGING UP HERE!

Persephone: JAY JERRY JOHNSON DROPS THE LADDER AND PUNCHES JAKE SMITH IN THE FACE!! AND THE LADDER IS PLACED VERTICALLY DOWN ON THE CANVAS AS JOHNSON PICKS JAKE SMITH IN A FIREMAN’S CARRY!! WHAT IS HE THINKING HERE?!?! JAY JERRY JOHNSON WITH AN USHIGOROSHI ONTO THE LADDER!! 

Gavin Kirkland: NO!! JAKE SMITH IS ABLE TO ESCAPE FROM THE FIREMAN’S CARRY! AND HE SCOOPS HIM UP ON HIS SHOULDERS!! AND JAKE SMITH DRIVES THE SPINE OF JAY JERRY JOHNSON INTO THE SIDE OF THE LADDER WITH A MICHINOKU DRIVER!! OH MY GOD!! JAY JERRY JOHNSON HAS GOT TO BE OUT FOR THE MATCH ALREADY!! JAKE SMITH IS LAUGHING AT JOHNSON! JOHNSON TRIED TO BLINDSIDE SMITH AFTER THEIR MOMENTARY TEAMWORK, BUT JAKE SMITH WAS ONE STEP AHEAD!! SMITH GOES OVER TO THE SECOND LADDER IN THE RING AND LOOKS TO SET IT UP! SOSA Henderson grabs both of his legs and pulls him out of the ring! SOSA HENDERSON PICKS JAKE SMITH UP!

Persephone: JAKE ESCAPES OUT OF HIS CLUTCH WITH ELBOWS TO THE FACE!! SMITH NOW LOOKS TO DELIVER A PUMP KICK!! SOSA HENDERSON STEPS TO THE SIDE!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD!! JAKE SMITH IS STUNNED AS SOSA HENDERSON DRIVES HIM INTO A LADDER AT RINGSIDE WITH A SPEAR! NO!! JAKE SMITH BLOCKS IT WITH A KNEE STRIKE TO THE FACE!! HENDERSON RETREATS LIKE THE PUSSY HE IS AS JON KELTON COMES RUNNING OFF THE APRON!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A LEAPING KNEE STRIKE TO THE JAW!! Jake Smith is down on both knees as Kelton thinks of what to do next! SOSA Henderson is around the corner, bridging two ladders connecting the barricade from the apron! Kelton lets him set them up as he turns around and looks to finish off Smith! BUT SMITH LEAPS UP AND SURPRISES HIM WITH AN ENZIGURI!! THAT IS WHAT YA GET DUMBASS!

Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith was able to get him out of that situation as he lifts Jon Kelton up and brings him back into that ring. Jay Jerry Johnson is still laying on top of that ladder as a result of that michinoku driver, so I don’t think he is getting up anytime soon. Jake Smith grabs onto the second rope and climbs the apron! AND HE EATS A JUMPING KNEE STRIKE FROM KELTON!! JAKE SMITH IS NEARLY ABOUT TO FALL OFF THE APRON, BUT HE IS HOLDING ONTO IT WITH ONE HAND!!

Stew-O: ADAM LUCAS CIRCLES THE RINGPOST AND DETACHES SMITH OFF THE APRON AND HAULS HIM AROUND IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR POSITION!! JON KELTON RUNS THE ROPES!! AND HE SHOOTS THROUGH THE SKIES WITH A TOPE SUICIDA!! AND HE ABSOLUTELY RIPS RIGHT THROUGH JAKE SMITH ON ADAM LUCAS’ SHOULDERS!! ADAM LUCAS THREW SMITH OFF HIS SHOULDERS AT THE SAME TIME!! SMITH GOT ABSOLUTELY DECIMATED RIGHT THERE AS ADAM LUCAS QUICKLY CLIMBS UP THE APRON AND THE TURNBUCKLES!! AND KELTON GETS BACK UP!! AND HE IS FLOORED WITH AN ASAI MOONSAULT COURTESY OF THE FORMER HARDCORE CHAMPION!! ADAM LUCAS TAKING THIS TO THE NEXT LEVEL HERE AS HE NOW LOOKS TO CLIMB THE LADDER!

Gavin Kirkland: Jay Jerry Johnson has resurrected from the dead here as he has positioned that ladder against the turnbuckles! AND HE COMES FROM THE SIDE AND KICKS LUCAS IN THE JAW!! LUCAS DIDN’T SEE IT COMING AS JOHNSON NOW GOES FOR THE CUTTER! A PRETTY VISITOR IS ON THE PREMISES!! BUT LUCAS PUSHES HIM AWAY!!

Persephone: JOHNSON IS PERSISTENT AS HE RUNS RIGHT BACK INTO LUCAS!! LUCAS LEANS DOWN AND THROWS JOHNSON INTO THE SKIES!! AND HE DEPOSITS JOHNSON INTO THE LADDER IN THE CORNER OF THE RING WITH A BACK BODY DROP!! LUCAS JOHNSON, I MEAN JAY JERRY JOHNSON TAKING A SHIT TON OF ABUSE IN THIS MATCH!! THAT IS WHAT I LIKE!! RONAN MALOSI CLIMBS ONTO THE APRON AND TRIES TO PUSH THE LADDER INTO ADAM LUCAS, BUT LUCAS IS ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND! AND ADAM LUCAS GETS UP TO HIS FEET!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A DISCUS PUNCH THAT STUNS RONAN ON THE APRON!

Gavin Kirkland: SOSA Henderson slides back into the squared circle and charges into Lucas! Lucas bends over and lifts Henderson over him in a back body drop! SOSA HENDERSON HANDSPRINGS OFF THE BODY OFF RONAN MALOSI!! AND HE REBOUNDS BACK INTO THE RING, GRABS LUCAS AND ROTATES HIM INTO A DEVASTATING TORNADO DDT!! WHAT A MANEUVER FROM SOSA HENDERSON AS RONAN MALOSI CLAWS HIS HEAD!! AND HE WHIPS HIM FACE FIRST INTO THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!! NO!! HENDERSON STOPS IT BY PUTTING HIS FOOT ON THE SECOND TURNBUCKLE, AND HE BLASTS RONAN MALOSI WITH A ROPE-ASSISTED ENZIGURI!!

Stew-O: What is SOSA Henderson thinking here?!?! Ronan Malosi is at a vertical base, but he is stunned and leaned up against the ropes! Henderson is on the top turnbuckle as he begins to walk the ropes! AND HE NOW USES RONAN MALOSI’S TORSO AS A TRAMPOLINE!! AND HE FLIPS OVER AND DESCENDS ONTO JON KELTON AND JAKE SMITH AT RINGSIDE WITH A SENSATIONAL MOONSAULT!! SOSA HENDERSON WITH ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW THE SQUARED CIRCLE IS HIS PLAYGROUND, AND HE CAN USE ALMOST ANYTHING AND ANYONE AS A WEAPON!! 

Persephone: WAIT!! RONAN MALOSI DIDN’T REALLY GET HURT BY THAT WHOLE MESS AS HE IMMEDIATELY ENTERS THE RING!! AND HE POSITIONS THE LADDER WHILE SOSA HENDERSON RECUPERATES AND BEGINS TO CLIMB RUNG BY RUNG!! 

Stew-O: SOSA HENDERSON LEAPS ONTO THE APRON, AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE TOP ROPE TO MEET RONAN MALOSI HALF WAY UP THE LADDER! BOTH MEN AT THE RACE TO THE BRIEFCASE RIGHT HERE!! RONAN MALOSI IS SCRAMBLING AS HE IS FINGERTIPS AWAY FROM THE BRIEFCASE!! BUT HENDERSON IS OBVIOUSLY THE MORE AGILE ELITIST IN THIS MATCH-UP!! HE IS HIGHER ABOVE THE LADDER AS HE BEGINS TO KICK HIM DOWN!

Gavin Kirkland: HENDERSON IS UNABLE TO GET HIM OFF THE LADDER!! AND HENDERSON NOW ATTEMPTS TO SLIDE DOWN HIS SHOULDERS AND SLAM RONAN MALOSI DOWN WITH A SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB OFF THE LADDER-

Stew-O: RONAN MALOSI CLINGS ONTO THE LADDER FOR DEAR LIFE!! SOSA HENDERSON IS PUTTING EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY HE HAS INTO THROWING HIM OFF THE LADDER WITH TUNE SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!

Persephone: JAY JERRY JOHNSON RESURRECTS FROM THE DEAD AGAIN AND CLIMBS FROM THE OPPOSITE END OF THE LADDER! I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW HE WAS STILL ALIVE!! BOTH HENDERSON AND RONAN ARE OCCUPIED WITH EACH OTHER IN THAT SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB SITUATION!! JAY JERRY JOHNSON IS ABOUT TO SNEAK AND GET HIS WAY TO THAT BRIEFCASE! MEANWHILE, RONAN MALOSI HAS LOST THE GRIP OFF ONE HAND AND SECONDS AWAY FROM MEETING HIS MAKER!

Stew-O: RONAN MALOSI SEES JOHNSON ON TOP OF THE LADDER!! AND HE HOLDS ONTO JOHNSON WITH BOTH HANDS!! AND JOHNSON AND MALOSI GO FLYING OFF THE TOP OF THE LADDER!! HENDERSON FINALLY DELIVERED WITH THAT SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB!! JOHNSON WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE RIGHT THERE AS MALOSI HELD ONTO JOHNSON, LEADING TO JOHNSON FOLLOWING MALOSI IN A DOMINO EFFECT! MALOSI AND JOHNSON SPLATTER TO THEIR DEATH ON THE CANVAS AS HENDERSON CLIMBS THE LADDER!

Persephone: CAN HENDERSON GET THE BRIEFCASE! I HOPE HE CAN!! I AM SO EXCITED BECAUSE THIS IS THE END OF THE MATCH!! COME ON!!

Gavin Kirkland: NEIN!! JON KELTON ROLLS INTO THE RING AND CLIMBS THE OPPOSITE END! HAS IT COME DOWN TO JON KELTON AND SOSA HENDERSON!! I CAN’T HANDLE THESE BLACK CHOCOLATE THUNDER THIGHS IN THE RING RIGHT NOW!! KELTON AND HENDERSON ARE EXCHANGING STRIKES ON TOP OF THE LADDER HERE!! KELTON WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! SOSA HENDERSON WITH A HEAVY RIGHT!! KELTON!! HENDERSON!! KELTON! HENDERSON!! HENDERSON!! HENDERSON!! HENDERSON!! HENDERSON IS OVERPOWERING KELTON HERE AS HE GETS AHOLD OF THE BRIEFCASE!

Stew-O: HENDERSON IS THE FIRST PERSON TO GET THEIR FULL HANDS ON THE BRIEFCASE! BUT KELTON CONNECTS WITH A PUNCH RIGHT INTO THE MIDSECTION TO STUN HENDERSON!! AND NOW KELTON GRABS AHOLD OF THE BRIEFCASE! BUT HENDERSON PUSHES THE BRIEFCASE TO SMACK IT AGAINST HIS HEAD!! KELTON IS ABOUT TO FALL OFF BUT HE HOLDS ONTO THE BRIEFCASE! HE USES IT TO REEL BACK AND CONNECTS WITH A FOREARM SMASH THAT STUNS HENDERSON!! AND NOW KELTON HAS HIS HANDS ON THE BRIEFCASE!

Persephone: OH NO!! ADAM LUCAS IS BACK IN THE RING! HENDERSON AND KELTON CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR THE BRIEFCASE, BUT LUCAS WALKS UNDER THE LADDER AND BEGINS TO TILT IT OVER!! HENDERSON  AND KELTON REALIZE THIS AND BEGIN TO PANIC!! AND KELTON AND HENDERSON BOTH GRAB ONTO THE CABLE SUSPENDING THE BRIEFCASE!! 

( Adam Lucas pushes the ladder down, leaving Sosa Henderson and Jon Kelton to be hanging from the briefcase. )

Gavin Kirkland: OH NO!! SOSA HENDERSON AND JON KELTON ARE NOW EXCHANGING KICKS AS THEY SUSPEND FROM THE BRIEFCASE! HENDERSON DELIVERS A LEFT KICK!! KELTON DELIVERS WITH A KICK TO THE KNEES!! BOTH MEN ARE GOING AT IT WHILE ADAM LUCAS WATCHES FROM BELOW ON HIS KNEES!! IT IS INEVITABLE FOR BOTH OF THESE ELITISTS TO FALL OFF THE CABLE, BUT THEY BOTH REFUSE TO!! THIS IS HOW MUCH THESE PEOPLE WANT THE CASH IN THE VAULT!! FAILURES ARE SO DESPERATE!! IT IS ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS! ADAM LUCAS LEAVES THE RING TO GET A FRESH LADDER!

Persephone: SOSA HENDERSON KICKS KELTON IN THE MIDSECTION!! BUT KELTON POWERS BACK WITH A KICK THAT LANDED RIGHT ON THE GROIN!! AND HENDERSON LOSES GRIP OF THE CABLE AND HE LANDS HEAD FIRST ONTO THE CANVAS BELOW!! KELTON HIT THE POT OF GOLD WITH THAT UNINTENTIONAL KICK TO THE GROIN AS KELTON IS NOW HANGING FROM THE CABLE!! AND HE TRIES TO USE HIS OTHER HAND TO UNHOOK THE BRIEFCASE!

Gavin Kirkland: THIS MIGHT BE THE MOST UNIQUE WAY SOMEONE COULD WIN THE CASH IN THE VAULT BRIEFCASE!! BUT HERE COMES ADAM LUCAS WITH THE NEW LADDER!! AND HE LIFTS IT UP AND HE DRIVES IT INTO THE LEGS OF KELTON!! KELTON LOSES BALANCE FROM THE HIT!! AND HE PLANTS HIS BACK ONTO THE CANVAS!! KELTON AND SOSA HENDERSON MEET THAT INEVITABLE DROP AS ADAM LUCAS NOW SETS UP THE LADDER AND CLIMBS THE RUNGS!

Stew-O: Adam Lucas with a smile on his face as he begins to climb the ladder! He is three-thirds up the ladder, but JAKE SMITH COMES FROM BEHIND!! AND HE CLUBS HIM IN THE REAR END WITH AN ELBOW!! SMITH SLOWS LUCAS DOWN!! WHAT IS HE THINKING HERE! Smith should have climbed from the other end of the ladder, but he wants to give himself assurance that Adam Lucas doesn’t get in his way! Lucas tries to climb further up, but Jake Smith continues to pepper him from behind with clubbing elbows. Adam Lucas is stunned on the ladder and Smith now grabs another ladder in the ring and lays it down! He grabs another ladder and sets it up right beside Lucas!

Gavin Kirkland: Jake Smith climbs beside Adam Lucas and further staggers with punches directed towards the abdomen! Lucas turns around and faces Smith! Both men begin to exchange strikes on the two ladders, but Smith continues to outsmart him!

Stew-O: SMITH SMASHES LUCAS HEAD INTO THE LADDER!! BUT LUCAS ANGRILY BOUNCES BACK BY GRABBING HIS LADDER AND SMASHING IT AGAINST THE RUNG! ADAM LUCAS NOW BEGINS TO SMASH JAKE SMITH HEAD INTO THE RUNG OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! BUT SMITH WITH A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION NOW! AND HE HOOKS THE LEG!! AND JAKE SMITH AND ADAM LUCAS GO SOARING MIDWAY OFF THE LADDER WITH A SNAP SWINGING NECKBREAKER!! JAKE SMITH WITH AN AVALANCHE BROKEN WINGS AS HE SACRIFICED HIS OWN WELL BEING AS WELL!! 

Persephone: WHAT AN IDIOT!! WHY DIDN’T U JUST PUSH HIM OFF AND CLIMB THE LADDER! JAKE SMITH LANDED AND ROLLED UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE!!! ADAM LUCAS IS MIRACULOUSLY, BUT PAINFULLY GETTING UP TO HIS FEET!! HE IS USING THE LADDER TO GET UP TO HIS FEET AS HE SEES JAKE SMITH RISING ON THE APRON!! AND HE USES THE LADDER HE WAS USING AS A CRUTCH AND BLOCKS SMITH WITH IT!

Stew-O: JAKE SMITH SLINGSHOTS OVER THE TOP ROPE!! AND HE TRAVELS THROUGH THE OPENING BETWEEN THE LADDER!! HELL ABOVE!! A SLINGSHOT FLIP PILEDRIVER THROUGH THE LADDER THAT DEFINITELY ELIMINATES ADAM LUCAS FROM THIS MATCH!! ADAM LUCAS GETS SPIKED WITH THAT SIGNATURE FLIP PILEDRIVER AS HE NOW ROLLS OUT OF THE RING!! AND RONAN MALOSI PULLS JAKE SMITH OUT FROM THE RING!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP!! AND HE DROPS HIM DOWN ON THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING WITH A CHOKESLAM!!

Gavin Kirkland: RONAN MALOSI WITH THAT CHOKESLAM WITH AUTHORITY! DID YOU HEAR THAT THUD OF JAKE WIT DA CAKE PLOPPING DOWN ON THE EDGE OF THE APRON!! ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING!! RONAN CLAPS AND APPLAUDS HIMSELF BEFORE ROLLING INTO THE RING AND NOW HE LOOKS TO CLIMB THE LADDER!

( As Ronan Malosi is about to climb the ladder, he looks around and sees he is circled by Jon Kelton, Jay Jerry Johnson, and SOSA Henderson. Ronan Malosi tries to plead with them. )

Ronan Malosi (off-mic): Wait, hold on. Let’s talk about this!

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Stew-O: KELTON, TRIPLE J, AND SOSA STORM RONAN MALOSI AND BEGIN TO HAMMER DOWN ON HIM LIKE A PACK OF HUNGRY WOLVES!! MALOSI IS BEING CHIPPED AWAY WITH STOMPS!! MALOSI WALKED INTO THIS MATCH AS THE MOST HATED PERSON IN THIS COMPANY, AND HE IS GOING TO GET TREATMENT EQUAL TO THAT REPUTATION!! TRIPLE J MOUNTS ON TOP AND GETS A GROUND AND POUND, WHILE KELTON AND SOSA STOMP DOWN HIS LOWER BODY!

Persephone: AND IN THIS PREMEDITATED ASSAULT FOR THE SUPPOSED INTERNATIONAL TREASURE!! KELTON, JOHNSON, AND SOSA ALL PICK UP A LADDER IN UNISON!! AND THEY REPEATEDLY DROP DOWN THE LADDER ONTO HIM! THAT IS WHAT YOU GET YOU STINKING BITCH!! PLAYER HATERS RISE!

Gavin Kirkland: THEY ARE BULLYING HIM! THEY ARE VICTIMIZING RONAN MALOSI! WHAT DID HE DO TO DESERVE THIS!! EVERY SCREAM AND GROAN FROM MALOSI IS LIKE SCRATCHES ON THE BLACKBOARD! STOP THIS RIGHT NOW!!

( Adam Lucas rolls into the squared circle with a reinforced steel chair in hand. Ronan Malosi continues to be victimized with the ladder, they all grab Malosi and set him up for a chair shot from Lucas. )

Gavin Kirkland: OH NO!! NOW ADAM LUCAS GOT A HOLD OF A STEEL CHAIR!! GET THAT AWAY FROM THE MAN!! HE CAN NOT BE TRUSTED WITH THAT STEEL CHAIR!

Stew-O: This is the best! They are holding Ronan Malosi as he pleads and begs! Adam Lucas holds the steel chair as they hold him up for the steel chair shot! AND ADAM LUCAS CHARGES IN AND SWINGS FOR RONAN MALOS-

**THUD**

Gavin Kirkland: ADAM LUCAS SWINGS AND SMASHES JON KELTON RIGHT IN THE HEAD!! I TOLD YOU HE CAN’T BE TRUSTED!! YOU CANNOT TRUST ADAM LUCAS!!

Persephone: JON KELTON JUST GOT CONCUSSED WITH THAT STEEL CHAIR!! AND LUCAS NOW DRIVES THE CHAIR INTO THE MIDSECTION OF JAY JERRY JOHNSON FOLLOWED BY A STEEL CHAIR ONTO THE BACK! LUCAS THEN PROCEEDS TO HEADSHOT SOSA!! SOSA ROLLS UNDER AND SPRINGBOARDS OFF THE MIDDLE ROPE!! AND ADAM LUCAS TOSSES THE STEEL CHAIR INTO THE FACE OF SOSA HENDERSON!! HE IS AN ABSOLUTE SNAKE!

Stew-O: Adam Lucas is an extremely dangerous man with that steel chair! Ask TLA! Ask Impact! ADAM LUCAS NOW REPEATEDLY SMASHES THE REINFORCED STEEL CHAIR OVER AND OVER AGAIN ON THE TOP OF JON KELTON!! AND HE NOW SWITCHES OVER AND BEGINS TO SMASH IT DOWN ON JAY JERRY JOHNSON!! AND IT IS NOW SOSA HENDERSON’S BACK THAT IS SUBJECT TO THE DEVASTATING CHAIR STRIKES!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Ronan Malosi is somehow able to stagger up to his feet after that brutal beatdown! He limps and he starts applauding what Adam Lucas is doing! 

Ronan Malosi (off-mic): GOOD SHIT! HEHHEHE-

Stew-O: AND ADAM LUCAS TURNS AROUND AND SWINGS THE STEEL CHAIR ONTO THE HEAD OF RONAN MALOSI!! RONAN MALOSI GETS STAGGERED AND FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES!! RONAN MALOSI MISTAKENLY THOUGHT ADAM LUCAS WAS HELPING HIM, BUT ADAM LUCAS ONLY OPERATES FOR HIMSELF!! THAT IS HIS NEW MOTTO SINCE LUCAS TURNED HIS BACK ON THE EAW UNIVERSE!! IT IS ALL FOR ADAM LUCAS!! EVERYTHING IS ABOUT ADAM LUCAS!

Persephone: AND NOW ADAM LUCAS BEGINS TO CLIMB THE LADDER! WAIT! NO!! HE IS NOT DONE WITH RONAN MALOSI!! HE SEES RONAN MALOSI RECOVERING ON THE APRON AND STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES!! WHAT IS THE MADMAN THINKING HERE??! YOU FUCKING GOOF!! GET UP THE LADDER AND GET THE BRIEFCASE!! RONAN IS USELESS ALREADY!!

Stew-O: ADAM LUCAS AND RONAN MALOSI ARE STANDING RIGHT NEAR THE TWO BRIDGED LADDERS! AND NOW ADAM LUCAS PLACES HIS HEAD IN BETWEEN HIS LEGS!! AND HE HOISTS HIM UP INTO A POWERBOMB POSITION!! AND ADAM LUCAS DRIVES RONAN MALOSI INTO ONE OF THE BRIDGED LADDERS!!! 

Persephone: RONAN MALOSI JUST BROKE THE LADDER IN HALF AS RONAN MALOSI HAS TO BE OUT NOW!! ADAM LUCAS IS JUST SMILING AND GIGGLING AS HE TURNS AROU-

Gavin Kirkland: JAKE SMITH GRABS ADAM LUCAS!! BUT ADAM LUCAS WAS ONE STEP AHEAD AND BLASTS HIS FACE WITH A PUNCH! JAKE SMITH REELS INTO THE CENTER OF THE RING!! AS ADAM LUCAS NOW GOES FOR THE BUCKSHOT LARIAT!! BUT JAKE SMITH GOES UNDER THE ARM AND DODGES THE LARIAT!! AND HERE COMES JON KELTON!! KELTON COMES FROM BEHIND AND SWINGS FOR THE SPINNING HEEL KICK!

Stew-O: FINAL ATONEMENT CONNECTS!! BUT ADAM LUCAS DODGED IT AND JAKE SMITH WALKED RIGHT INTO IT! JAKE SMITH FALLS THROUGH THE ROPES, BUT HE STILL KEEPS HIMSELF ON SOME SORT OF A VERTICAL BASE USING THE SECOND ROPE!! JON KELTON INADVERTENTLY HIT THE SPINNING HEEL KICK AS HE NOW TURNS AROUND!! AND GETS CLOBBERED WITH A DISCUS PUNCH TO THE JAW!! 

Gavin Kirkland: JON KELTON IS STUNNED, NEARLY AND ALMOST GOING DOWN ON ONE KNEE!! AS NOW ADAM LUCAS REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!!

Persephone: AND ADAM LUCAS FLIPS OFF THE BACK OF JON KELTON!! AND HE CONNECTS WITH A BUCKSHOT LARIAT ONTO JAKE SMITH ON THE APRON!! JAKE SMITH STUMBLE AND CRASHES HIS BACK ONTO THE LADDER, BUT IT DOESN’T BREAK!! 

Stew-O: ADAM LUCAS WITH A BRILLIANT USE OF JON KELTON’S BACK AS HE USED IT TO FLIP OVER TO DELIVER THE BUCKSHOT LARIAT TO JAKE SMITH!! JAKE SMITH CRASHED RIGHT INTO THE BRIDGED LADDER AS HE IS NOW LAID ON IT IN A SUPINE POSITION!! SMITH IS KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS ON THE LADDER AS ADAM LUCAS DOES NOT LOOK SATISFIED HERE!

Persephone: ADAM LUCAS TURNS AROUND!! AND HE MEETS A SUPERKICK FROM THE LEFT FOOT OF JON KELTON!! Adam Lucas and Jon Kelton are down on both knees here as Jay Jerry Johnson is setting up two tables here at ringside! Johnson with a deadly smirk on his face as he is done setting up the tables.

Stew-O: Jay Jerry Johnson grabs a new ladder and introduces it into the ring. He tries to slide it through the middle ropes, whereas Jon Kelton PICKS UP ADAM LUCAS!! AND HE DRIVES HIM DOWN WITH A SIT-OUT BRAINBUSTER!! DEVASTATING FROM KELTON AS HE NOW TRIES TO TAKE THE LADDER AWAY FROM JOHNSON AS HE TRIES TO BRING IT INTO THE RING! JOHNSON LETS GO AND THE LADDER SITS IN BETWEEN THE ROPES!

Gavin Kirkland: Jay Jerry Johnson slides into the ring at the same time Kelton rolls out of the ring! Both men switch spots as NOW KELTON JUMPS ONTO THE APRON!! AND HE IS MET WITH PARALLELISM! THERE IS THAT ROCKET KICK COURTESY OF JAY JERRY JOHNSON AS IT STUNS JON KELTON ON THE APRON!! KELTON REMAINS ON A VERTICAL BASE, BUT I THINK HIS CONSCIENCE WAS SENT TO THE FIFTH DIMENSION WITH THAT KICK!

Stew-O: Jay Jerry Johnson goes over to grab the ladder! BUT JON KELTON LEAPS INTO THE AIR OFF THE APRON FROM OUT OF NOWHERE! AND HE LEG DROPS THE LADDER!! AND THE LADDER WHIPLASHES AND IT SMACKS JAY JERRY JOHNSON ACROSS THE HEAD!!

Persephone: OH MY!! JOHNSON IS GUSHING BLOOD FROM HIS FACE AS HE NOW TURNS AROUND!! AND HE WALKS RIGHT INTO A BUCKSHOT LARIAT FROM ADAM LUCAS!! ADAM LUCAS TURNS HIM INSIDE OUT WITH THAT LARIAT AS TRIPLE J ROLLS OUT OF THE RING!!

Stew-O: AND JON KELTON STEPS THROUGH THE ROPES AND TURNS ADAM LUCAS AROUND! AND HE GOES FOR THE ANTI-LIFE EQUATION!! DOUBLE UNDER HOOK DDT!! BUT ADAM LUCAS SPINS OUT OF IT AND BLASTS HIM WITH A LARIAT STRIKE! AND ADAM LUCAS NOW REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES!! BUT JON KELTON PULLS HIM BACK IN WITH HIS TIGHTS!! AND MAKES HIM SWITCH DIRECTION AND HE TOSSES HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE!! KELTON NOW QUICKLY GOES FOR THE LADDER!! HE SETS IT BACK UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND HE BEGINS TO CLIMB IT!

Persephone: SOSA HENDERSON IS SLOWLY CLIMBING ONTO THE APRON HERE! JON KELTON IS FINGERTIPS AWAY FROM THE BRIEFCASE!! ADAM LUCAS RUNS BACK INTO THE RING AND PULLS KELTON OFF THE LADDER!! BUT KELTON SENDS LUCAS SCURRYING OUT OF THE RING WITH A FOREARM SMASH!! KELTON NOW CLIMBS THE LADDER YET AGAIN!

Stew-O: CAN KELTON REALIZE HIS DREAM!! KELTON IS SECONDS AWAY FROM SECURING HIS SHOT AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!! WILL KELTON BE MR. CASH IN THE VAULT!! BUT SOSA HENDERSON ROLLS INTO THE RING!! AND HE TILTS THE LADDER OVER!!

( Jon Kelton realizes his only way is down. He jumps off the ladder and springboards off the top rope… onto Jake Smith who is laid out on the bridged ladder. )

Gavin Kirkland: OH MY GOD!! JON KELTON JUMPED ONTO THE ROPES!! AND HE PERFORMS A SWANTON BOMB  ONTO JAKE SMITH ONTO THE LADDER!!!!!

Persephone: ….. JAKE SMITH HAS GOT TO BE DEAD-

Gavin Kirkland: JAKE SMITH ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY AT THE LAST SECOND!! 

Stew-O: JON KELTON JUST WENT CRASHING AND BURNING THROUGH THE LADDER!! KELTON IMPROVISED WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO DESCEND, BUT IT DID NOT WORK FOR HIM!! KELTON THOUGHT HE COULD HAVE ADAPTED IN MID FLIGHT AND CONNECTED WITH A SWANTON BOMB ON JAKE THROUGH THE LADDER!! IT SEEMED LIKE JAKE SMITH WAS PLAYING DEAD, AND JON KELTON GOT REELED INTO THE TRICK!! 

Gavin Kirkland: Jon Kelton with an act of bravery right there, but it cost him! SOSA Henderson can’t believe what just came of Kelton, but he shrugs it off and tries to reposition the ladder! He sees Adam Lucas climbing the apron and charges him! HENDERSON WITH A RIGHT FIST! BUT ADAM PAGE GOES THROUGH THE ROPES AND THRUSTS HIM IN THE MIDSECTION!! HENDERSON IS STUNNED AS ADAM LUCAS NOW SETS HIM UP FOR THE BUCKSHOT LARIAT!

Stew-O: HENDERSON COUNTERS THE BUCKSHOT LARIAT WITH THE CUTTER!! STOLE YO BITCH CONNECTS AS HE NOW CLIMBS THE LADDER! THE COAST IS CLEAR FOR SOSA HENDERSON TO WIN THIS LADDER MATCH!! MR. CASH IN THE VAULT!! BULLETPROOF SOSA HENDERSON!! CAN MR. HOLLYWOOD WIN THIS ONE!?!? SOSA HENDERSON IS HALFWAY UP ACROSS THE LADDER!

Gavin Kirkland: SOSA HENDERSON MAY BE ON HIS WAY TO A SECOND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN!! BUT, FIRST HE HAS TO UNHOOK THAT BRIEFCASE AND MAKE THE CASH IN THE VAULT HIS!

Persephone: COME ON!! IT IS SO FUCKING SIMPLE!! UNHOOK THE BRI-

Stew-O: ADAM LUCAS TOSSES THE STEEL CHAIR FROM RINGSIDE AND IT LANDS RIGHT ON THE FACE OF HENDERSON!!! LOOK AT THAT AIM!

Gavin Kirkland: LUCAS WITH HIS TRUSTY STEEL CHAIR!!! I THINK THAT WAS AN ACT OF DESPERATION!! LUCAS CAN BARELY STAND ON HIS OWN TWO FEET!! HENDERSON IS SUBCONSCIOUS ON THE TOP OF THE LADDER!! HE IS NEARLY KNOCKED OUT, AND THIS IS A MOMENT FOR ANYONE TO COME AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!

Stew-O: ADAM LUCAS SLUGGISHLY ROLLS INTO THE RING LIKE A FUCKING TURTLE!! AND HE BEGINS TO SLOWLY CLIMB UP RUNG BY RUNG!! SOSA HENDERSON IS STARTING TO GAIN CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER THAT CONCUSSING STEEL CHAIR TO THE HEAD! ADAM LUCAS SHOWING THAT FIGHTING SPIRIT THAT HE HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR THROUGHOUT THIS SEASON!! ADAM LUCAS WILL NOT GIVE UP!! SOSA HENDERSON NEEDS TO WAKE HIMSELF UP!! COME ON!

Persephone: WAKE UP AND GRAB THE FUCKING BRIEFCASE!! HOW HARD IS THIS?!?!

Gavin Kirkland: SOSA HENDERSON REGAINS CONSCIOUSNESS RIGHT AS ADAM LUCAS MET HIM ON TOP OF THE LADDER! SOSA HENDERSON AND ADAM LUCAS ARE BOTH TRADING SHOTS!! THIS IS WHAT IS HAS COME DOWN TO!! EITHER OF THESE MEN WILL BE KNOWN AS MR. CASH IN THE VAULT IN THE MATTER OF MINUTES!! SOSA HENDERSON WITH A RIGHT!! ADAM LUCAS WITH A LEFT!! LEFTS AND RIGHTS!! BOTH ARE GOING AT IT!

Stew-O: SOSA HENDERSON WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK!! HOW THE HELL DID HE CONNECT WITH THAT ON TOP OF THE LADDER!

Gavin Kirkland: AND ADAM LUCAS CONTINUES TO FIGHT BACK!! AND HE BEGINS TO CLUB HIM WITH CLOTHESLINE BLOWS!! ALMOST MINI BUCKSHOT LARIATS, AND THEY ARE BEGINNING TO KNOCK HENDERSON OFF THE LADDER!! HENDERSON IS ONE HAND AWAY FROM SLIPPING OFF THE LADDER!! BUT HE PULLS HIMSELF BACK IN WITH THE TOP RUNG!! AND HE HEADBUTTS LUCAS! AND HE HEADBUTTS LUCAS OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!

Stew-O: ADAM LUCAS LOSES BALANCE AND GOES A COUPLE RUNGS DOWN!!

Persephone: AND SOSA HENDERSON UNHOOKS THE BRIEFCASE!! WE HAVE A WINNER!

Gavin Kirkland: ADAM LUCAS PUNCHES HIS DICK THROUGH THE RUNGS!! ADAM LUCAS GOES BELOW THE BELT!! HE ATTACKS THE GROIN OF THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPION HERE AS SOSA HENDERSON IS STUNNED! NOW GRAB IT AND TWIST IT!

Persephone: AND NOW ADAM LUCAS CLIMBS THE LADDER WHILE HENDERSON SCREAMS IN PAIN!! HENDERSON IS BASICALLY USELESS AT THIS POINT!

Gavin Kirkland: AND NOW ADAM LUCAS IS YOUR MISTER! CASH IN THE VAULT!! LETS G-

Stew-O: JAKE SMITH!! SMITH ROLLS INTO THE RING, GETS TO A VERTICAL BASE AND BEGINS TO TILT THE LADDER OVER!! ADAM LUCAS LOOKS DOWN AND IT IS AS IF HE HAS SEEN A GHOST!! LUCAS CAN’T BELIEVE THAT JAKE IS STILL IN THIS MATCH, BUT I DON’T THINK HE SAW JAKE SMITH MOVE AT THE LAST SECOND WHEN KELTON TOOK A LEAP OF FAITH!!

Persephone: SOSA HENDERSON AND ADAM LUCAS ARE ON THE LADDER AS SMITH TILTS IT OVER!! YESSIR!! DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE!

**CRASH!!**

Gavin Kirkland: AND BOTH SOSA HENDERSON AND ADAM LUCAS GO CRASHING AND BURNING ONTO THE TWO TABLES AT RINGSIDE!! JAKE SMITH IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!! THE MAN PLAYED DEAD AND GAVE EVERYONE THE ASSUMPTION THAT HE WASN’T IN THIS MATCH! THE NEXT LEVEL IQ OF THE FUTURE THAT IS JAKE SMITH!! JAKE POKES HIS HEAD, INDICATING THAT HE IS SMARTER THAN EVERYONE IN THIS MATCH!

Stew-O: JAKE SMITH REPOSITIONS THE LADDER!! I DON’T THINK ANYONE CAN STOP HIM FROM DOING SO!! RONAN MALOSI IS BARELY MOVING AFTER BEING POWERBOMBED THROUGH THE LADDER! JAY JERRY JOHNSON HAS TAKEN EXISTENTIAL ABUSE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS MATCH! JON KELTON HAS YET TO REGAIN CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER HE MISSED SMITH HAILING DOWN ONTO THE BRIDGED LADDER! SOSA HENDERSON AND ADAM LUCAS JUST GOT DEVASTATED THROUGH THOSE TABLES SECONDS AGO!

Persephone: COME ON!! THIS IS SO SIMPLE! YOU CAN DO IT JAKE!!

Stew-O: JAKE SMITH PAINFULLY CLIMBS RUNG BY RUNG! AND HE HAS NOW MADE HIS WAY TO THE TOP!

Gavin Kirkland: AND SMITH UNHOOKS THE BRIEFCASE!! HE IS MR. CASH IN THE VAULT!

( DING! DING DING! ) 

( “We’re In Hell” by SycAmour echoes throughout the Allegiant Stadium immediately as Jake Smith holds the Cash In The Vault briefcase over his head. Jake Smith gets into a comfortable position on top of the ladder and continues to show off his new prized possession. )

Gina Romano: HERE IS YOUR WINNER… AND IS NOW MR. CASH IN THE VAULT!! JAAAAAAKEEEEE!!! SMIIIITHHH!!!

Stew-O: Jake Smith has just gained one step closer to the one thing that has evaded him throughout his entire career; the world championship. Through thick and thin, Smith has been able to acquire the one prized possession that has been known to change the careers of many. Smith now holds the power of the Cash In The Vault contract to where he can cash in for a championship of his choice at any time and place of his choosing! Jake Smith is your new Mr. Cash In The Vault, and I couldn’t think of anyone more fitting in that role than Jake Smith!

Persephone: I can’t believe he did it. Wow. He climbed a ladder to get a briefcase. So empowering. This is finally over.

Gavin Kirkland: Adam Lucas almost had this in the bag when he punched SOSA Henderson in the dick like how I beat my meat in the morning’. I believe that everyone in this match thought that Jake Smith was laid out when Jon Kelton went crashing and burning through that ladder. Smith played dead, rolled out of the way, and bided his time until the very last second where he would shock the world and tilt the ladder. This is where SOSA Henderson and Adam Lucas would kiss their opportunity goodbye to where they would hail down into the tables at ringside.

Stew-O: World champions watch out! Jake Smith is clever, he is hungrier than ever, and he wants that world championship. You better keep it close to you. You better get eyes in the back of your head. Jake Smith is one of the biggest threats to the world champions! Congratulations to the new Mr. Cash In The Vault! JAKE! SMITH!

( Jake Smith climbs off the ladder and can’t resist himself from raising the Cash In The Vault briefcase in the air. The camera transitions through shots of the five other competitors in this match in downed spirits. The last shot is Jake Smith hugging the briefcase on the ramp before going to commercial break. ) 

( It plays a commercial of Xander Payne announcing that he will start re-building the Payne Academy. In addition to that, he has started his own charity for the impoverished, #PayneCares. )

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(Pain for Pride fades to ringside, and in the center of the ring, Bella Braxton is seen holding a microphone in her hand.)

Bella Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen… The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL!!!

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!!

Bella Braxton: AND IT IS A NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH FOR THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! 

(‘The Only Thing They Fear is YOU’ by Mick Gordon is the first theme to play, and immediately the crowd begins booing loudly. Despite this Ryan Wilson doesn’t immediately come out. Instead, the lights in the stadium begin to go out, and after a few seconds, fireworks are seen being shot out in the sky.)

(When the lights return, Ryan Wilson is seen wearing an outfit reminiscent of video game character “Doom Guy”, complete with the shoulder armor and helmet, as long as wearing matching pants for his in-ring attire. The fireworks are coming from the gun in Ryan’s hand. It looks like the “BFG” weapon which also comes from the Doom games, however instead of it being a normal weapon, it’s being used as a fireworks launcher. Ryan shoots a few more fireworks, before beginning to make his way down to the ring.)

Bella Braxton: Introducing first…. From Montréal, Québec, Canada… Weighing in at 220 pounds… RRRYYYAANNNNNNN WWWWIIILLLLSSOOONNNNN!!!!!!!

James Peters: And here comes the man that started it all! He’s currently dressed as Doom Guy from the very popular Doom franchise, but I don’t know if I’d call Ryan the most popular Elitist around after all he’s done to Donovan Duke. What was once looking like a regular feud over the National Elite Championship has become so much more personal, all because Ryan couldn’t help but constantly mention Donovan’s late father.

Rich Russillo: It’s messed up, but in the end Ryan got what he wanted out of it. He’s competing in a No Holds Barred match, a match that Ryan LIKES competing in, and it’s for the Championship he’s wanted all this time! Ryan Wilson might have led Donovan right into his trap. 

Persephone: Well as long as this match delivers I couldn’t care less. I need all the brutality I can get before the Disney deal goes into effect.

(Ryan Wilson waits inside of the ring, taking off the shoulder armor and the helmet, as ‘The Outsiders’ by Eric Church begins to play. Immediately, the crowd explodes into cheers as Donovan Duke begins to make his way out to the stage, not requiring a special entrance for this match. After all, after everything Ryan Wilson has done Donovan Duke just wants to start this match as soon as possible. Donovan proudly carries his National Elite Championship on his shoulder, wasting no time making his way down the ramp as he stares directly at Ryan Wilson.)

Bella Braxton: And his opponent.. From Stillwater, Oklahoma… Weighing in at 212 pounds… HE IS THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION, DOOONNOOOVVAAANNNNN DDUUUUUUUUUKEE!!!!!

(As Donovan gets to ringside he takes his eyes off of Ryan for a second, only because he chooses to look at the front row of the crowd, where his mother Audrey Duke, and his brother Blaine Duke are seated. Donovan sees the look on their faces, and he nods to them before turning his attention back to Ryan Wilson, finally entering the ring.)

James Peters: Donovan Duke’s family is here at ringside, although I’m not so sure this is the type of match they’d want to see up close! This could get really ugly really fast, but in the end I’m sure they want to see Donovan get revenge as much as everyone else in the arena does. 

Rich Russillo: This will undoubtedly be a great match, but has nobody ever once thought about whether or not Ryan Wilson has just gotten into the head of Donovan? Those comments surely have pissed Donovan off, but will that work in Donovan’s favor or against it?

Persephone: Don’t know, don’t care. As long as all that’s left inside of the ring in the end is enough blood to cover the entire ring, this match delivered. 

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

James Peters: AND RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE DONOVAN DUKE RUNS IN AND TACKLES RYAN WILSON TO THE MAT WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN!!! DONOVAN DUKE IS ALL OVER RYAN WILSON AS HE IMMEDIATELY GOES INTO A GROUND AND POUND!!!! EVERYONE IN THE ARENA IS ON THEIR FEET RIGHT NOW, AND I THINK EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THE MOMENT THAT DONOVAN DUKE WAS ABLE TO FINALLY GET HIS HANDS ON RYAN!!!! RYAN WILSOM HAS CROSSED THE LINE IN RECENT WEEKS, AND NOW DONOVAN DUKE IS LOOKING TO FINALLY MAKE HIM PAY IN THIS NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH!

Rich Russillo: RYAN WILSON PUSHES DONOVAN DUKE OFF OF HIM, BUT AS BOTH ELITISTS GET BACK UP DONOVAN DUKE FLIES AT RYAN WILSON, TAKING BOTH RYAN AND HIMSELF OUT OF THE RING WITH A HUGE LARIAT!!!! BOTH DONOVAN DUKE AND RYAN WILSON ARE OUTSIDE OF THE RING, AND NOW DONOVAN QUICKLY GETS BACK UP AND GRABS RYAN BEFORE SENDING HIM CRASHING INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!! DONOVAN DUKE IS GETTING PAYBACK FOR ALL RYAN HAS SAID AND DONE OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS AS HE LOOKS UNDER THE RING AND PULLS OUT A KENDO STICK!!!! Ryan Wilson tries to pull himself up, AND NOW DONOVAN HITS HIM IN THE BACK WITH THE KENDO STICK!

Persephone: Ryan Wilson is basically getting beat around the ring right now :mjlol:. Donovan Duke is hitting him in the back with the kendo stick over and over- AND NOW DONOVAN BROKE THE KENDO STICK ACROSS RYAN’S BACK :mjlol2:! Ryan Wilson is going out sad for a Championship match, those kendo stick shots dropped him to the ground and now he’s at Donovan’s mercy.

James Peters: Donovan Duke drops the broken piece of the kendo stick before going back after Ryan Wilson, and now Donovan picks Ryan up before-

( *CRASH!* )

James Peters: RYAN WILSON JUST GRABBED A TRASH CAN LID FROM UNDER THE RING AND SLAMMED IT INTO DONOVAN DUKE’S FACE!!!! DONOVAN DUKE HAD THE UPPER HAND FOR THE START OF THIS MATCH ESPECIALLY WITH THOSE KENDO STICK SHOTS, BUT RYAN WILSON IS QUICKLY ABLE TO EVEN THE ODDS AS HE HITS DONOVAN DUKE IN THE BACK WITH THE LID!!! RYAN WILSON NOW GRABS DONOVAN DUKE BEFORE LIFTING HIM UP, DELIVERING A BACK SUPLEX DROP ONTO THE RING APRON, THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING!!!

Rich Russillo: Ryan Wilson has cut off Donovan Duke’s momentum as he now pushes Donovan into the ring, and now Ryan Wilson is looking under the apron for a weapon! We’re still very early on in this match, so early that there’s nothing there inside of the ring for Donovan Duke to use to his advantage! Ryan Wilson pulls a table out from under the apron- uh oh! Ryan Wilson just pulled something else too, and he has a huge grin on his face as the item in question is a barbed wire hockey stick!

Persephone: 🤦‍♀️ This guy really is a loser. Grow up already, nobody even watches hockey in 2022. 

James Peters: Ryan Wilson now re-entering the ring, BUT DONOVAN DUKE IS ABLE TO DELIVER A DROP TOE HOLD TO TAKE RYAN DOWN TO THE MAT, AND NOW DONOVAN GRABS THE HOCKEY STICK BUT RYAN IS STILL HOLDING ONTO IT, CAUSING THESE TWO TO STRUGGLE FOR POSSESSION OF THE BARBED WIRE HOCKEY STICK DOWN ON THE MAT! RYAN IS ABLE TO TURN DONOVAN DUKE DOWN ONTO HIS BACK, AND NOW RYAN IS TRYING TO PRESS THE HOCKEY STICK DOWN ONTO DONOVAN’S THROAT!!! DONOVAN DUKE MIGHT BE IN TROUBLE IF HE ISN’T ABLE TO OVERPOWER RYAN AND MOVE THE HOCKEY STICK!

Rich Russillo: WAIT, DONOVAN MANAGES TO KNEE RYAN IN THE MIDSECTION, ALLOWING DONOVAN TO TURN RYAN ONTO HIS BACK AND THEN FOLLOW IT UP WITH A FOREARM TO THE FACE!!! DONOVAN DUKE TAKES THE BARBED WIRE HOCKEY STICK, AND HE SLAMS IT DOWN AT RYAN- BUT RYAN WILSON IS JUST BARELY ABLE TO ROLL OUT OF THE WAY, STUMBLING INTO THE ROPES!!! DONOVAN DUKE CHARGES IN, BUT RYAN WILSON LANDS A BOOT TO THE FACE THAT FORCES DONOVAN TO BACK OFF- JUST FOR DONOVAN TO IN TURN DELIVER A PELE KICK AS RYAN WILSON TRIED TO CAPITALIZE! Ryan Wilson now rolling out to the ring apron while Donovan has the hockey stick!

James Peters: Donovan Duke follows out to the apron as Ryan gets back up, AND DONOVAN TRIES TO SWING THE KENDO STICK AT RYAN, BUT RYAN IS JUST ABLE TO GRAB THE END OF IT BEFORE PUSHING THE OTHER END INTO DONOVAN DUKE’S MIDSECTION! THE BOTTOM END OF THE HOCKEY STICK IS COVERED IN BARBED WIRE, BUT IF RYAN DIDN’T JUST DO WHAT HE DID HE WOULD’VE SUFFERED A LOT MORE DAMAGE! Donovan dropped the hockey stick after it was sent into his stomach, AND NOW RYAN TAKES THE OPPORTUNITY TO RAM THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION INTO THE RINGPOST, TAKING BOTH ELITISTS BACK DOWN TO RINGSIDE!

Rich Russillo: Ryan Wilson uses the barricade to pull himself up, AND NOW RYAN QUICKLY GRABS ONTO THE BARBED WIRE HOCKEY STICK BEFORE SLAMMING IT ONTO THE BACK OF DONOVAN DUKE’S HEAD!!! DONOVAN DUKE HOLDS THE BACK OF HIS HEAD IN PAIN AND HE TRIES AS FAST AS HE CAN TO GET UP, BUT RYAN SWINGS THE HOCKEY STICK INTO HIS STOMACH, BEFORE GRABBING DONOVAN AND THROWING HIM OVER THE BARRICADE INTO THE CROWD!!!! Ryan Wilson is able to take advantage of the barbed wire wrapped around the hockey stick as Donovan is hurt, suffering from both the blunt force of the hockey stick as well as the barbed wire cutting into his skin!

Persephone: Ryan just put the table into the ring before going back after Donovan Duke, and now Ryan’s pulling Donovan up- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

James Peters: DONOVAN DUKE JUST HIT RYAN WILSON IN THE HEAD WITH A STEEL CHAIR, AND I THINK ONE OF THE FANS IN THE FRONT ROW JUST GAVE THAT CHAIR TO DONOVAN!!!! DONOVAN GRABS RYAN AS A FEW MORE FANS GET OUT OF THEIR SEATS, AND NOW DONOVAN LIFTS RYAN WILSON UP FOR A SUPLEX ONTO THE STEEL CHAIRS!!!! 

Rich Russillo: Donovan Duke is slowly grabbing onto the barricade to pull himself back to his feet, and at this point it’s becoming very clear that they have already taken a toll on each other! Donovan is struggling to even stand, BUT AS SOON AS HE GETS UP DONOVAN FOLDS ONE OF THE CHAIRS BEFORE SMASHING IT ONTO RYAN’S BACK!!! DONOVAN DUKE SMASHES THE CHAIR AGAINST RYAN’S BACK ONCE AGAIN, AND NOW HE DOES IT A THIRD TIME!! DONOVAN DUKE HAS BEEN IN CONTROL FOR A LOT OF THIS MATCH, AND NOW HE GOES FOR ANOTHER CHAIR SHOT-

James Peters: RYAN WILSON QUICKLY GETS OUT OF THE WAY, AND HE SNATCHES A DRINK OUT OF SOMEONE’S HAND BEFORE THROWING IT INTO DONOVAN DUKE’S FACE!!! RYAN NOW GRABS A CHAIR BEFORE SWINGING IT INTO DONOVAN’S MIDSECTION, AND THIS ALLOWS RYAN TO CAPITALIZE AS HE KICKS DONOVAN’S CHAIR OUT OF HIS HANDS!!! Donovan Duke swings a punch at Ryan, BUT RYAN WILSON DUCKS UNDER IT BEFORE HITTING DONOVAN IN THE FACE WITH A RIGHT HAND! RYAN WILSON FOLLOWS THIS UP WITH A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION, AND RYAN THROWS DONOVAN DUKE INTO THE BARRICADE!

Rich Russillo: Ryan Wilson now setting one of those chairs up around Donovan Duke’s neck, AND NOW RYAN WILSON LIFTS DONOVAN DUKE UP BEFORE BODYSLAMMING HIM ONTO THE GROUND, DROPPING DONOVAN RIGHT ONTO HIS NECK WHERE THE CHAIR IS WRAPPED AROUND!!!! Ryan Wilson grabs Donovan Duke before dragging him, and now Ryan is heading towards the timekeepers area! I have no idea what he has in mind, but it can’t be good at all for the National Elite Champion, who looks to be in some serious trouble after what Ryan did! Ryan.. He’s dragging Donovan Duke back over the barricade by his arms, while Donovan still has the chair wrapped around his neck!

Persephone: :mjlol: That really doesn’t look comfortable, but Donovan should’ve known what he was getting himself into. Ryan Wilson sucks but his dad didn’t literally just die a few weeks ago. Wrestling with that fresh on your mind is pretty dumb, but at least it keeps me entertained.

James Peters: DONOVAN DUKE MANAGES TO GRAB ONTO THE BARRICADE AND TRY TO PULL HIMSELF UP, BUT RYAN WILSON HITS DONOVAN WITH A PUNCH TO THE FACE BEFORE SENDING HIM INTO THE TIMEKEEPER’S AREA!!! DONOVAN STUMBLES TO THE TIMEKEEPER’S AREA, BUT BEFORE HE COULD EVEN MAKE A MOVE RYAN WILSON KICKS HIM IN THE MIDSECTION, BEFORE GRABBING HIM AND THROWING HIM INTO THE WALL, ONCE AGAIN CAUSING THE CHAIR TO COLLIDE WITH HIS NECK AS DONOVAN DROPS TO THE GROUND!!! None of the fans sound happy about what’s going on here tonight, but come on. Does it look like Ryan Wilson cares about what any of us think at a time like this? Ryan has Donovan down on the ground, basically unresponsive. He’s getting everything he could possibly want right now.

Rich Russillo: :lupe: Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure Ryan told Donovan’s mother leading up to this match that a grave should be prepared for Donovan. I don’t know what Ryan could have in store at the timekeepers area, but he has a smile on face, and with that in mind I’m worried even thinking about what he might have planned! Ryan Wilson begins to pull Donovan Duke up-

Ryan Wilson: (off-mic) AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: DONOVAN DUKE JUST STABBED A NAIL INTO RYAN WILSON’S LEG!!!! RYAN WILSON LET HIS GUARD DOWN FOR JUST A MOMENT WHILE HE HAD THAT SMILE ON HIS FACE, MOCKING THE BOOING FANS JUST A FEW FEET AWAY FROM HIM, AND THAT OPENING GAVE DONOVAN JUST ENOUGH TIME TO DIG INSIDE OF AN OPENED TOOLBOX THAT WAS LAYING IN THE CORNER!

Rich Russillo: A STAFF MEMBER WAS LOOKING TO USE THAT TOOLBOX HIMSELF BUT DONOVAN JUST BARELY MANAGED TO TAKE A NAIL OUT OF THE BOX, ALLOWING HIM TO STAB RYAN IN THE LEG WITH IT! DONOVAN QUICKLY PULLS THE CHAIR OFF OF HIS HEAD, AND HE SMASHES IT RIGHT INTO RYAN WILSON’S HEAD, CAUSING RYAN TO STUMBLE AND FALL INTO THE CHAIR THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY OCCUPIED BY BELLA BRAXTON, WHO HAS NOW GOTTEN OUT OF HARMS WAY!!! DONOVAN DUKE NOW LOOKING TO FINALLY CAPITALIZE!!!

Persephone: But Ryan Wilson cuts him off with an uppercut, of course he does! Neither man is good enough at their job to actually stay in control for very long, I’m just glad there’s weapons to stop me from getting bored. 

James Peters: Ryan Wilson now, PUNCHING DONOVAN DUKE IN THE FACE AS DONOVAN STUMBLES BACK TOWARDS THE BARRICADE!!! One of the fans actually stopped Donovan Duke from dropping to the ground completely, which really is a testament to how well respected this man is by the EAW Universe. Despite this RYAN WILSON CHARGES IN AS FAST AS HE CAN WITH THAT NAIL IN HIS LEG-

Rich Russillo: DONOVAN DUKE DUCKS DOWN AND TAKES RYAN WILSON TO THE GROUND WITH A DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN, AND NOW DONOVAN GRABS THAT TOOLBOX, AND HE TRIES TO SLAM IT ONTO RYAN WILSON’S HEAD BUT RYAN WILSON GRABS IT BEFORE TURNING DONOVAN ONTO HIS BACK, CAUSING THE EQUIPMENT INSIDE OF THE TOOLBOX TO SPILL OUT!!

James Peters: That toolbox was basically abandoned after the staff members noticed it being in use for this No Holds Barred match, and that’s given these two all they need to do whatever damage they want to each other! Ryan Wilson is on top of Donovan, AND NOW HE GRABS ONE OF THOSE SHARP NAILS BEFORE LOOKING TO SLAM IT DOWN ONTO DONOVAN DUKE’S FACE!!!

Rich Russillo: DONOVAN IS ABLE TO STOP IT THOUGH!!!! DONOVAN GRABS RYAN’S HAND, AND NOW HE IS TRYING HIS BEST TO PUSH RYAN AWAY AS RYAN WILSON IS DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO PUSH THAT NAIL TOWARDS DONOVAN’S FACE!!!! IF EITHER OF THESE MEN CAN INCAPACITATE THE OTHER THEY COULD EASILY GET BACK TO THE RING AND WIN, AND IN RYAN WILSON’S CASE THIS CLEARLY ISN’T TOO FAR FOR HIM!

Persephone: Not too far for me, either. In fact, this isn’t far enough. Hurry up and stab him already, and don’t stop at stabbing him once. Stab him over and over until he’s not recognizable anymore!

James Peters: THAT NAIL IS GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO DONOVAN DUKE’S FACE!!! DONOVAN DUKE REALLY IS IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW!!! WHAT IS RYAN WILSON ABOUT TO DO, JUST BEFORE OUR DEAL WITH DISNEY IS MEANT TO GO INTO EFFECT!??? RYAN WILSON, HE’S ABOUT TO-

( … )

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Rich Russillo: DONOVAN DUKE WITH A WRENCH TO RYAN WILSON’S HEAD!!! DONOVAN WAS JUST FAST ENOUGH TO REACH BACK AND GRAB THE WRENCH THAT FELL OUT OF THE TOOLBOX, ALLOWING HIM TO SWING IT RIGHT AT THE SIDE OF RYAN WILSON’S HEAD!!!

James Peters: Ryan Wilson is slowly trying to find his way back up as Donovan Duke does the same, and- OH MY GOD!!!!!

Rich Russillo: DONOVAN DUKE JUST GRABBED THE RING BELL AND SMASHED IT INTO RYAN WILSON’S FACE!!!! RYAN WILSON IMMEDIATELY DROPS DOWN ONTO THE GROUND!!!!

Persephone: For a second there I forgot Ryan Wilson literally doesn’t know how to do anything right. Now Ryan Wilson is down on the ground, and blood is pouring out from his forehead after how hard his face was hit by the bell. 

James Peters: Donovan Duke makes his way out from the timekeeper’s area, but he’s scooped up as many of the nails, as well as the nuts and bolts as he can before bringing them with him to the ring! Donovan lays them out onto the ring apron before getting back inside of the ring, and now Donovan begins setting up that table that was left in the ring ages ago! What is Donovan Duke thinking here, does he even have a plan?

Rich Russillo: Yeah he has a plan, and it looks like that plan was to spread out all those tools from the toolbox onto the table! It’s not the same as barbed wire, or even explosives, but it’s going to do the extra damage! Donovan Duke even managed to stab the nails from under the table with the sharp ends now protruding out of it, making sure that whoever goes through the table is pierced by all of them! Now it’s Donovan Duke that’s bringing out a far more dangerous side of himself, one that Ryan Wilson brought upon himself!

James Peters: Donovan Duke now going back after Ryan Wilson, and Donovan brings that barbed wire hockey stick with him! Ryan Wilson is only just starting to slowly rise, AND NOW DONOVAN DUKE LOOKS TO-

( *CRASH!* )

James Peters: RYAN WILSON JUST TOOK ANOTHER PERSON’S DRINK, ONLY THIS TIME IT WAS A NEARLY EMPTY BEER BOTTLE THAT RYAN SMASHED OVER DONOVAN DUKE’S HEAD!!!! DONOVAN DUKE DROPS TO HIS KNEES, AND NOW RYAN WILSON STABS A BROKEN SHARD OF THE BEER BOTTLE INTO DONOVAN DUKE’S STOMACH AS DONOVAN SCREAMS OUT IN PAIN!!!!

Ryan Wilson: (off-mic) I WARNED YOU, DIDN’T I? I TOLD YOU WHAT WOULD HAPPEN! I TOLD YOU THAT I’D PUT YOU IN THE DIRT WITH YOUR FATHER!

(The fans close enough to hear those comments begin booing even louder than before, but Ryan Wilson just begins to laugh knowing that Donovan Duke can’t do much to respond right now. Ryan Wilson slowly uses the barricade to get back up before grabbing Donovan, limping towards the ring, and rolling Donovan back inside. During all of this Donovan’s mother and brother can only watch. Audrey looks concerned watching all of this go down, clearly worried about her son, and Blaine is frustrated, wanting to see Donovan get back at Ryan just as much as everyone else.) 

James Peters: :francis: Ryan still hasn’t had enough. I’ll give both Ryan and Donovan credit for constantly being resourceful, but as soon as Ryan got the upperhand he immediately went back to doing what he’s done for weeks, disrespecting Donovan Duke’s father. Now Ryan is going after another weapon while holding the barbed wire hockey stick, and I can’t begin to imagine what’ll be brought out. 

Persephone: A spiked baseball bat. Perfect. There’s a bunch of nails embedded into the bat, and now Ryan has both that and the hockey stick in his hand. Donovan’s screwed, not that I feel bad for the guy. These two are finally starting to bleed, this is just getting good!

James Peters: Ryan Wilson slides back into the ring, AND HE HITS DONOVAN DUKE IN THE BACK WITH THE SPIKED BASEBALL BAT!!! DONOVAN DUKE SCREAMS IN PAIN AS HE PULLS HIMSELF TOWARDS THE CORNER, AND NOW RYAN HITS DONOVAN WITH THE BARBED WIRE HOCKEY STICK!!!!

Ryan Wilson: (off-mic) I TOLD YOU THAT CHAMPIONSHIP WAS MINE!!!!

Rich Russillo: AND THERE’S ANOTHER SHOT WITH THE SPIKED BASEBALL BAT!!!!

Ryan Wilson: (off-mic) THAT TITLE NEVER BELONGED TO YOU! YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO HOLD IT!

James Peters: AND NOW RYAN ONCE AGAIN SWINGS THE BARBED WIRE KENDO STICK INTO DONOVAN DUKE’S BACK!!!

Ryan Wilson: (off-mic) YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE BEATEN MR. DEDEDE! YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE DETHRONED MINERVA! YOU SHOULDN’T BE HERE RIGHT NOW!

(Ryan Wilson drops both the baseball bat and the hockey stick. As the boos once again grow louder, the camera pans to Audrey and Blaine. At this point Audrey can hardly even watch what’s going on inside of the ring, and as Ryan Wilson looks towards the two, he immediately notices this. Ryan turns back to the National Elite Champion, and he grabs the seemingly unconscious Donovan Duke by the face before continuing.)

Ryan Wilson: (off-mic) You’re a disappointment, Donovan. You, this pathetic Championship reign, your mother, your dead dad, ALL of you are a bunch of-

Rich Russillo: REVERSE STO BY DONOVAN DUKE INTO THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE- BUT WAIT A SECOND!! IT’S EXPOSED!!! DONOVAN DUKE MANAGED TO PULL THE PADDING OFF OF THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE WHILE RYAN WILSON WAS ATTACKING HIM, AND THANKS TO THAT DONOVAN JUST PULLED RYAN FACE FIRST INTO STEEL!!!

James Peters: DONOVAN DUKE’S BACK IS A MESS THANKS TO RYAN WILSON, BUT SOMEHOW DONOVAN IS FINDING HIS WAY BACK TO HIS FEET LIKE HE’S DISCOVERED A SECOND WIND!!!! RYAN WILSON KEEPS PUSHING HIS BUTTONS, AND NOW DONOVAN IS ABOUT TO MAKE HIM PAY FOR THAT!!! DONOVAN DUKE GRABS THE SPIKED BASEBALL BAT, AND HE BEGINS SWINGING IT ONTO RYAN WILSON AS HARD AS HE CAN!!!! DONOVAN DUKE SWINGS THE BASEBALL BAT ONTO RYAN WILSON’S BACK REPEATEDLY, AND IT LOOKS LIKE RYAN IS NOW GETTING WHAT HE DESERVES AS HE’S FEELING ALL THE PAIN DONOVAN HAD TO JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO!

Persephone: :blessed: The spiked bat is literally tearing their flesh apart. I’m gonna miss this kind of violence. :mjcry:

Rich Russillo: RYAN WILSON IS SLOWLY TRYING TO PULL HIMSELF TO THE BARBED WIRE HOCKEY STICK, THE SAME WEAPON HE BROUGHT INTO THIS MATCH IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! DONOVAN DUKE IS IN JUST AS BAD OF SHAPE AS RYAN WILSON, BUT RYAN WILSON HAS ONCE AGAIN PISSED DONOVAN DUKE OFF, AND BROUGHT A FIGHT OUT OF HIM THAT MIGHT JUST COST RYAN THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!!! RYAN REACHES FOR THE HOCKEY STICK-

James Peters: BUT DONOVAN DUKE QUICKLY GRABS RYAN FROM BEHIND AND LOCKS IN A REAR NAKED CHOKE, AND HE PULLS THE BARBED WIRE HOCKEY STICK RIGHT UP AGAINST RYAN WILSON’S THROAT, MAKING THE SUBMISSION EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO ENDURE AS DONOVAN DROPS DOWN TO THE MAT AND WRAPS THE LEGS AROUND RYAN!!! RYAN WILSON HAS NOWHERE TO GO, I THINK THIS MIGHT JUST BE IT FOR RYAN WILSON AND HIS HOPES TO BECOME NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!!!! RYAN MIGHT HAVE BITTEN OFF MORE THAN HE CAN CHEW, AND ALL OF HIS ACTIONS ARE COMING BACK TO HAUNT HIM NOW!!!

Rich Russillo: RYAN WILSON IS SCRAMBLING RIGHT NOW, AS HE CLEARLY HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO DO AT A TIME LIKE THIS!!! RYAN WILSON MIGHT ACTUALLY BE FORCED TO TAP OUT, AND IF THAT HAPPENS DONOVAN DUKE RETAINS THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! RYAN WILSON NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING FAST, HE CAN’T AFFORD TO SIT AROUND AND NOT MAKE A DECISION WITH THAT BARBED WIRE BEING PULLED UP AGAINST HIS THROAT!!! RYAN WILSON IS FADING, HE’S LOSING CONSCIOUSNESS AND AT THIS RATE RYAN WILSON MIGHT JUST BE OUT OF THIS MATCH! DONOVAN DUKE MIGHT STILL BE LEAVING PAIN FOR PRIDE WITH THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP-

(Suddenly, Ryan Wilson once again screams in pain, surprising the entire commentary team.)

James Peters: Wait.. What..? OH MY GOD!!!

Rich Russillo: RYAN WILSON JUST PULLED THE NAIL OUT OF HIS LEG, THE SAME NAIL DONOVAN STABBED HIM WITH, AND NOW RYAN STABS IT INTO DONOVAN’S ARM, IMMEDIATELY CAUSING DONOVAN TO LET GO AND ALLOWING RYAN TO DELIVER A BACK ELBOW TO THE FACE!!! RYAN WILSON IS SOMEHOW FREE FROM THE SUBMISSION, AND NOW BOTH ELITISTS ARE LAID OUT INSIDE OF THE RING!!! They both have a bunch of severe wounds that they need to recover from, but they’re not going to get much time to do that!

James Peters: Both Elitists at this point are covered in blood. That shot to the exposed turnbuckle made even more blood start gushing out of Ryan’s forehead, and I don’t think we need to get into all of the horrible wounds both Elitists have from the baseball bat and hockey stick. Ryan Wilson slowly rolls away from Donovan Duke, and he’s trying to get back to his feet but he just can’t in the condition that he’s in right now! Neither Elitist can stand, which just goes to show how badly these two want to leave as Champion!

Rich Russillo: Ryan Wilson and Donovan Duke both grab onto the ropes to pull themselves back to their feet, AND RYAN WILSON HITS DONOVAN DUKE WITH A KNEE TO THE MIDSECTION! Donovan Duke stumbles, nearly dropping to his feet and needing to grab onto the top rope in order to keep himself balanced. Donovan though, RESPONDING WITH A FOREARM, AND NOW IT’S RYAN WILSON THAT NEARLY DROPS DOWN ONTO THE MAT!!! These two are battling it out, all while Donovan Duke’s family is watching!

Persephone: I still don’t get why they’re here, do they just not care about Donovan at all and want to see him suffer? Because that’s what’s been going on tonight.

James Peters: No, it’s because they want to see Donovan Duke get payback! Donovan now, GRABBING RYAN AND LOOKING FOR ANOTHER STRIKE, BUT RYAN WILSON CATCHES IT BEFORE HITTING DONOVAN DUKE WITH A RIGHT HAND!!! Donovan Duke once again stumbles, BUT THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION IS ABLE TO RECOVER BEFORE SWINGING AT RYAN-

Rich Russillo: AND RYAN WILSON DUCKS THE STRIKE BEFORE GRABBING DONOVAN!!! LE BOMBE BLEU!!!!

James Peters: NO!!! DONOVAN DUKE FLIPPED OUT OF IT ONTO HIS FEET AS SOON AS RYAN LIFTED HIM UP!!! DONOVAN DUKE STUMBLES BACK INTO THE CORNER AS SOON AS HE LANDS ON HIS FEET, AND NOW RYAN WILSON COMES CHARGING IN, BUT DONOVAN IS ABLE TO GET A BOOT UP, HITTING RYAN RIGHT IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD WITH IT! Ryan Wilson stumbles backwards thanks to that, and this gives Donovan a bit of time to hurry and make his way up to the top rope! Donovan looking to go high risk at the biggest show of the year, AS HE DIVES FOR A MOONSAULT ON RYAN WILSON!!!!!

Rich Russillo: BUT IT DOESN’T CONNECT!!!! RYAN WILSON WAS ABLE TO BACK OUT OF THE WAY AND DONOVAN DUKE LANDED ON HIS FEET, BUT THAT LANDING CAUSED DONOVAN TO STUMBLE RIGHT INTO RYAN’S GRASP!!! RYAN WILSON LIFTS DONOVAN AND THIS TIME HE MANAGES TO CONNECT WITH LE BOMBE BLEU!!!! LE BOMBE BLEU CONNECTS, AND THE SHOULDERS ARE DOWN!!! RYAN WILSON IS PINNING DONOVAN DUKE, AND I THINK WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE A NEW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

TTTTTTHHHHHHRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: DONOVAN DUKE KICKS OUT!!!!!! DONOVAN KICKS OUT!! THAT WAS THE VERY FIRST COVER OF THE MATCH AND NEARLY THE LAST, BUT DONOVAN SOMEHOW KEEPS THE MATCH ALIVE!!

Persephone: At this point I don’t really care. I have to enjoy matches like this while I still can. Not gonna get many chances after Pain for Pride is done. 

Rich Russillo: Ryan Wilson just sits there in disbelief, and he’s clearly pissed that Donovan Duke is still in this match. This isn’t at all how he thought this was going to go. Seeing as that was literally the first cover of the match, I’m sure Ryan believed that this match was done with. I don’t blame him either. While Ryan typically doesn’t win with Le Bombe Bleu, he delivered the move knowing that Donovan’s back is a torn up mess thanks to that barbed wire hockey stick and spiked baseball bat! The resilience of Donovan tonight is incredible!

James Peters: Ryan Wilson is slowly rolling out of the ring, and while we surprisingly got a little glimpse of actual wrestling just a moment ago :mjlol:, I think that’s about to come to an end as Ryan is looking for another weapon to use to his advantage! With the table now full of nails and other tools, the hockey stick and spiked bat already in the ring, I honestly can’t imagine what else Ryan could have in mind!

Rich Russillo: Uh oh, just a huge glass panel is what! Ryan Wilson just slid the glass panel into the ring before quickly following behind, and whatever it is, it looks like Ryan Wilson is extremely focused, like he knows exactly what he’s doing! Ryan Wilson now setting that large glass panel up in the corner, and- WAIT A SECOND!!!

Persephone: OH COME ON!!! DONOVAN WAS SOOOO CLOSE TO PUTTING RYAN THROUGH THE GLASS AND MAKING THIS EVEN MORE EXCITING, BUT RYAN STOPPED HIM IN HIS TRACKS WITH A KICK TO THE GUT! 

James Peters: Ryan Wilson now grabbing Donovan, AND RYAN JUST TRIES THROWING DONOVAN INTO THE GLASS, BUT DONOVAN STOPS HIMSELF BEFORE SIPPING BEHIND RYAN!! DONOVAN DUKE TRIES TO LIFT RYAN UP FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX, BUT RYAN WILSON HITS DONOVAN DUKE WITH A BACK ELBOW, STOPPING DONOVAN FROM CONNECTING WITH THAT GERMAN SUPLEX!! DONOVAN REALLY GOT THAT OUT OF NOWHERE THANKS TO THE TIME IT TOOK RYAN TO SET UP THAT GLASS PANEL, AND NOW RYAN BRINGS DONOVAN DOWN WITH A SNAPMARE BEFORE RUNNING THE ROPES!

Rich Russillo: RYAN WAS LOOKING FOR A BIG BOOT, BUT DONOVAN DUKE ROLLED OUT OF THE WAY, AND IN THE PROCESS HE WAS ABLE TO SNATCH UP THE SPIKED BASEBALL BAT BEFORE HITTING RYAN IN THE STOMACH WITH IT!! DONOVAN DUKE NOW PULLS RYAN WILSON INTO A FRONT FACELOCK, BEFORE BACKING UP RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE GLASS PANEL IN THE CORNER! DONOVAN LIFTS RYAN UP TO SUPLEX HIM INTO THE GLASS!!!

James Peters: BUT RYAN PULLS HIMSELF DOWN ONTO HIS FEET, BEFORE RUNNING IN AND SENDING DONOVAN CRASHING BACK FIRST RIGHT INTO ALL GLASS, SHATTERING IT THANKS TO THE WEIGHT OF BOTH DONOVAN AND RYAN!!! BOTH MEN DROP TO THE GROUND, AND EVEN IF RYAN WANTED TO GO FOR THE COVER HE WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO WITHOUT WASTING TIME, AS DONOVAN DUKE JUST BARELY MANAGED TO ROLL HIMSELF OUT OF THE RING AND ONTO THE APRON!

Rich Russillo: Ryan Wilson just slowly gets back up before pulling Donovan Duke back into the ring. Ryan is pulling Donovan into a front facelock, knowing that this match just HAS to be over after-

Persephone: Nope, Donovan somehow actually has some fight left in him!

James Peters: DONOVAN PUNCHED RYAN IN THE MIDSECTION AND FORCED RYAN TO LET GO OF HIM, AND NOW IT’S DONOVAN LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE AS HE LIFTS RYAN WILSON UP INTO THE FIREMAN’S CARRY!!! DONOVAN DUKE IS SETTING UP FOR THE DUKE OF HAZARD, AND IF THIS CONNECTS AFTER ALL THESE TWO HAVE DONE TO EACH OTHER IT’D SURELY END THIS MATCH!!!

Rich Russillo: RYAN DOESN’T LET THAT HAPPEN THOUGH!! INSTEAD HE BEGINS ELBOWING AWAY AT DONOVAN DUKE AS MUCH AS HE CAN, STOPPING DONOVAN FROM TRANSITIONING INTO THE REST OF THE MOVE!! IF WE WERE EARLY INTO THE MATCH DONOVAN WOULD LIKELY BE ABLE TO POWER THROUGH, BUT THANKS TO ALL THE DAMAGE HE’S TAKEN DONOVAN IS BEGINNING TO STUMBLE!

James Peters: DONOVAN IS LOSING HIS BALANCE, AND RYAN WILSON TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS, FINALLY MANAGING TO SLIDE BEHIND DONOVAN DUKE, PUSHING HIM INTO THE ROPES!!!

Rich Russillo: DONOVAN GRABS ONTO THEM TO STOP HIMSELF FROM BOUNCING OFF, THOUGH! RYAN WILSON CHARGES IN AND DONOVAN IS ABLE TO LAND AN ELBOW STRIKE, FORCING RYAN WILSON TO BACK AWAY!! NOW IT’S DONOVAN DUKE CHARGING IN!

James Peters: BUT RYAN WILSON DUCKS THE CLOTHESLINE ATTEMPT FROM DONOVAN DUKE!! RYAN GRABS DONOVAN FROM BEHIND, BUT THIS TIME IT’S DONOVAN DELIVERING THE BACK ELBOW TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF HARMS WAY!!! DONOVAN NOW TURNING AND HITTING RYAN WITH A FOREARM, AND NOW A SECOND!! DONOVAN IS UNLEASHING THESE FOREARM STRIKES ON RYAN WILSON AS RYAN SEEMINGLY HAS NOWHERE TO GO, AND IT LOOKS LIKE THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION MIGHT BE GETTING BACK INTO THIS ONE!!!

Persephone: Whatever. Remind me when they start making each other bleed again, that was more interesting.

Rich Russillo: RYAN WILSON SWINGS AT DONOVAN DUKE, BUT DONOVAN BLOCKS THE STRIKE BEFORE HITTING RYAN WITH A RIGHT HAND!! DONOVAN KNOWS THAT HIS FAMILY IS RIGHT THERE WATCHING HIM RIGHT NOW, AND DONOVAN IS WILLING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO FINALLY PUT RYAN DOWN AFTER ALL THAT RYAN WILSON HAS DONE TO PROVOKE THE DUKE FAMILY! DONOVAN DUKE KICKS RYAN WILSON IN THE STOMACH, AND AT THIS POINT RYAN CAN’T TAKE MUCH MORE! RYAN DROPS DOWN TO A KNEE, AND NOW DONOVAN DUKE RUNS THE ROPES-

James Peters: JUST TO RUN RIGHT INTO A SPINEBUSTER ONTO THE BARBED WIRE KENDO STICK!!! RYAN WILSON WITH AN INCREDIBLE MOVE OUT OF NOWHERE, DROPPING THE NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION BACK FIRST ONTO THE BARBED WIRE!!! DONOVAN DUKE IS HURTING BADLY RIGHT NOW, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE ISN’T FINISHED THERE!!!!!

Rich Russillo: RYAN WILSON TURNS DONOVAN DUKE OVER, AND NOW HE LOCKS IN THE SHARPSHOOTER!!!!! RYAN WILSON HAS THE SHARPSHOOTER LOCKED IN ON DONOVAN DUKE, AND THIS IS ONE OF RYAN’S FINISHING MOVES!!!! RYAN HAS FINALLY MANAGED TO USE ONE OF THE BIGGEST MOVES HE HAS IN HIS ARSENAL, AND IN A NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH DONOVAN CAN’T USE THE ROPES TO GET A ROPE BREAK!! HE EITHER HAS TO POWER OUT OF THIS, OR HE’LL JUST HAVE TO GIVE UP AND ALLOW RYAN WILSON TO BECOME THE NEW NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION!!! IS THIS IT, IS THIS WHERE RYAN WILSON WINS???

Persephone: I can’t believe Ryan Wilson is about to have won a Championship at back to back Pain for Prides. That is so gross.

James Peters: DONOVAN DUKE IS TRYING TO POWER OUT OF THE SHARPSHOOTER, BUT THE BARBED WIRE HOCKEY STICK IS STILL STUCK TO HIS BACK, AND THE REST OF THE DAMAGE HE’S RECEIVED IN THIS MATCH I JUST DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN! DONOVAN DUKE HAS BEEN A FANTASTIC NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION SINCE SUCCESSFULLY CASHING IN HIS 24/7 CONTRACT AT KING OF ELITE, BUT HIS TIME WITH THAT TITLE MIGHT JUST BE COMING TO AN END!

(Donovan Duke continues struggling in the submission, but he is clearly getting weaker and weaker. Ryan Wilson knows this and begins to laugh. He knows that at this point he has the National Elite Championship won, and as he holds Donovan in the submission, he turns towards Audrey and Blaine, who are still watching in the crowd.)

Ryan Wilson: (off-mic) This is the son you raised, huh? This is supposed to be the star of the Duke family? This is supposed to be the great National Elite Champion? HE’S A JOKE! HIS ENTIRE CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN WAS A JOKE!

(Donovan Duke can clearly hear all of this, and is trying as hard as he can to power out of the submission, but at this point it’s far too late for him to do so. Donovan has tried as hard as he could not to tap out, but at this point whether or not he taps doesn’t matter, because he’s fading and in just a matter of time will be unconscious.)

James Peters: Ryan Wilson has gotten exactly as he wanted tonight! Ryan Wilson is literally seconds away from winning the National Elite Championship, all while Donovan’s family is watching!

Rich Russillo: Donovan Duke is trying as hard as he can to get out of this submission, but I don’t think enough people are paying attention to the type of damage he’s been through all match! He’s been stabbed, sliced with barbed wire, hit with a spiked baseball bat in the back so many times, and not long ago he was put through that glass panel! At this point, I don’t think there’s any point in saying otherwise. Ryan Wilson has won the National Elite Championship! Ryan Wilson wins the No Holds Barred match! Donovan Duke is out- 

( *SLICE!* )

James Peters: DONOVAN DUKE JUST GRABBED ONE OF THE SHARDS FROM THE GLASS PANEL AND SLICED RYAN WILSON’S LEG!! RYAN WILSON ACCIDENTALLY LETS GO THANKS TO THE PAIN OF HAVING HIS LEG SLICED OPEN, AND THIS ALLOWS DONOVAN TO GRAB ANOTHER SHARD AND STAB RYAN WILSON IN THE BACK WITH IT!!! RYAN WILSON FALLS TOWARDS THE ROPES, AND DONOVAN DUKE MAKES IT TO THE OPPOSITE PAIR, USING THE ROPES TO STAY ON HIS FEET!!! BOTH ELITISTS ARE ON COMMON GROUND NOW, BOTH BACK UP TO THEIR FEET, AND DONOVAN LOOKS PISSED AFTER EVERYTHING RYAN WILSON HAS SAID!!

Rich Russillo: BOTH ELITISTS CHARGE AT EACH OTHER, AND DONOVAN DUKE LOOKS FOR A LARIAT TO STRIKE FIRST BUT RYAN WILSON DUCKS UNDER IT BEFORE CONTINUING TO RUN!!! RYAN WILSON BOUNCES OFF OF THE ROPES, AND NOW HE GOES FOR A HUGE SUPERMAN PUNCH!!!!

James Peters: DEALER’S CHOICE!!!!! DONOVAN DUKE KNOCKS RYAN WILSON OUT OF THE AIR WITH THE SPINNING BACKFIST!!!!! THE SPINNING BACKFIST CONNECTS, AND NOW DONOVAN DUKE QUICKLY PULLS THAT BARBED WIRE HOCKEY STICK OUT OF HIS BACK!!! Donovan has just knocked out Ryan Wilson, but Donovan isn’t even going for the cover!

Persephone: This is exactly how everyone loses. They choose not to pin their opponents when it’d literally be the perfect time for them to do so. 

James Peters: It looks like Donovan Duke has something else in mind instead. I couldn’t possibly tell you what it is, but I CAN tell you that Ryan Wilson might not be able to avoid it. That spinning backfist has always been able to knock opponents out for the time being, but on top of that Ryan was just slashed in the leg and then stabbed in the back! Donovan Duke now hoisting Ryan up onto his shoulders, AND I THINK IT’S NOW BECOMING CLEAR WHAT HE HAS IN MIND!!!

Rich Russillo: DONOVAN DUKE HAS RYAN WILSON IN POSITION FOR THE DUKE OF HAZARD.. BUT HE DOESN’T GO FOR IT JUST YET!?

(Donovan Duke begins to look up at the top rope, in the same corner the table that was set up earlier in the match is closest to.)

Rich Russillo: Oh God, NOW I KNOW WHY DONOVAN HASN’T GONE FOR THE MOVE YET!!! DONOVAN DUKE IS STILL HOLDING RYAN WILSON UP IN THE FIREMAN’S CARRY, BUT NOW HE’S BEGINNING TO SLOWLY MAKE HIS WAY UP THE TURNBUCKLES!! DONOVAN DUKE CLIMBING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP ROPE, ALL WHILE RYAN WILSON CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT!!!

(Donovan Duke looks over to his mother and his brother in the crowd, before finally jumping off of the top rope.)

( *CRASH!* ) 

James Peters: AVALANCHE DUKE OF HAZARD, RIGHT THROUGH THE NAIL-EMBEDDED TABLE!!!!!! THAT TABLE WAS FULL OF NUTS AND BOLTS, AND HAD NAILS PROTRUDING FROM IT THANKS TO DONOVAN DUKE!!!! IN THE END DONOVAN DUKE HAD A PLAN, AND THAT PLAN CAUSED RYAN WILSON TO FALL RIGHT INTO ALL OF THOSE TOOLS!!!! DONOVAN DUKE HAS NOTHING LEFT IN HIM, BUT HE’S JUST BARELY ABLE TO PULL HIMSELF ON TOP OF RYAN FOR THE COVER!!!!

OOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

TTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

TTTHHHHRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

(Ding! Ding! Ding!)

Bella Braxton: Here is your winner….. AAANNDDD SSSTTTIIIILLLLLLLL YOUR NATIONAL ELITE CHAMPION….. DDOOOOOONNNOOOOVVVVAAANNNNNNN DDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUKKEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

James Peters: WHAT A MATCH. That was amazing! These two put each other through so much tonight, all because of that National Elite Championship! Both Elitists wanted to leave Pain for Pride with that title, and in the end it looks like Donovan will not only get to do that, but he’ll get to do so knowing that he finally got to get revenge on Ryan Wilson!

Rich Russillo: Ryan Wilson came SO CLOSE to winning the title tonight. Had the shattered glass not been there Ryan would have won by submission, which I guess is pretty ironic, since he’s the one who brought it into the match in the first place. Ryan caused his own downfall, but I think some may say he already did that all the way back when he first started to mention Donovan Duke’s father.

Persephone: :will: I really have to go an entire year without matches like this??

James Peters: What a way to end things between these two. This all started before Grand Rampage, and now at Pain for Pride Donovan Duke is finally able to put this whole story with Ryan Wilson to rest. CONGRATULATIONS TO DONOVAN DUKE!!!

(‘The Outsiders’ begins to play, but this is barely heard thanks to the cheers of the fans in attendance. The crowd is so loud and supportive for the National Elite Champion, and as Donovan slowly stirs he is handed his title. Despite this, Donovan doesn’t let the referee raise his hand, nor does he let any of the other officials coming down to ringside check up on him. Instead, Donovan Duke rolls out of the ring and slowly limps towards the people most important to him. Donovan slowly climbs over the barricade, and he hugs his brother Blaine, and his mother Audrey. After a while Donovan finally lets go and turns around, and instead of just raising his Championship, Donovan raises his family member’s hands. Throughout all of this Ryan Wilson is still laid out inside of the ring, covered in blood just like Donovan is. Officials are seen checking up on him, and as Donovan celebrates the win with his family, Pain for Pride fades away from ringside.)

(The camera fades backstage as we see Mikaela Street, the Blue Brand exclusive scoop writer and interviewer in her black plants argyle vest, shirt and bow tie, all prettied up with her reading glasses on looking at the board set up by Hurricane Hawk as he has been taking notes for all three nights of Pain For Pride to get his draft ready. Though the new Disney deal has really changed a lot of plans. Hurricane Hawk looks deep in thought…..)

Mikaela Street: I’m like sooooooooo excited for the Disney deal Mr. Hawk! Imagine all the things that we can do with Showdown now!? Think about it! We can have themed nights! Pirates of the Caribbean! Star Wars! Marvel! Little Mermaid!

Hurricane Hawk: Little Mermaid?

Mikaela Street: Totally! The cruise!? Think about it! All the female talent can dress up as mermaids and the guys like crabs!

Hurricane Hawk: :krabs:

Mikaela Street: Yessir! Just like that! We can totally make this work for us especially since all those changes are happening over on Voltage and Dynasty. :lupe:

(Much as this sounds all crazy and awful the way Mikaela is sounding, she does raise a good point, Dynasty and Voltage have already been affected and what will this mean for Showdown.)

Hurricane Hawk: Well…. Looks like you have some great ideas but unfortunately there is going to be forced changes and that means it will start with the Hardcore Championship and of course Charlie Marr’s immediate termination of his relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mikaela Street: :lupe: They were so nice when they came last time, except they kept asking me to put on a XXXL Charlie Marr T-shirt, sorry, too big. What are you going to do?

Hurricane Hawk: I guess it will all depend on the draft, but we may need to revisit the Hardcore Championship. Because if it is on Showdown currently, I think it’s pretty safe to say the division is dead. So, I need to figure out what I am going to do if an entire division dies and stays on the Blue Brand.

(Mikaela looks deep in thought, then she brightens up like a lightbulb….)

Mikaela Street: I have an idea! Why don’t we make the title have Disney Themed matches too! I mean we could do like…. Oh, a Mulan Mayhem match! Maybe a Frozen Fury! Yes….. or how about a Jungle Cruise Chaos…..

Hurricane Hawk: :comeagain:

Mikaela Street: …. You totally hate my ideas…. Shucks!

Hurricane Hawk: No… no… it’s not that. They are actually quite interesting. We are in the unknown and the last thing I want to do is turn Showdown into a PG kids show. WE WRESTLE is the theme and granted, we are probably able to adjust better and have an easier transition than Dynasty or especially Voltage will have, but what do you see here? It needs to stay like it. I saw what they did to StarrStan, and then what they did to Captain Charisma. I do not want to fall in the trap where Showdown ends up with a Disney rep too, overlooking everything.

Mikaela Street: What about the draft?

Hurricane Hawk: Well…. Unfortunately, we are going to have to bring in my family friendly Elitists so that eliminates about 80% of the roster.

Mikaela Street: Well… think about marketability too!

Hurricane Hawk: What do you mean?

Mikaela Street: Well…. For example, someone like Alex Myers…. They would be a totally cool Jack Skellington on our Nightmare Before Halloween Special!

(Hurricane Hawk didn’t even know they were having a Nightmare Before Christmas special…)

Hurricane Hawk: :notbad: Only problem is like so many others Alex is a renegade. I’m talking more like maybe… I don’t know Donovan Duke? All-American kid, real Olympic vibes there. I hate to say this but even Chris Elite. He has that Drake mixed in with the Backstreet Boys look, he has a pretty pearly white smile, comes off like a hardas… butt…. Hardbutt. This is going to be tough, but is really deep down inside a cupcake. The type his girlfriend brings to dinner to meet mom and dad, the stuff Disney loves. Candice Blair Ava is another….

Mikaela Street: OMG….. TOTAL DISNEY PRINCESS!

Hurricane Hawk: Right?

Mikaela Street: Drake King?

Hurricane Hawk: :nah: He’s beyond Disney and irreparable. Besides, I hate how he dresses…. But he is a megastar…. Da… darn it these decisions are too darn difficult! I need more time, we need to come up with a plan, Miks. We….

(Suddenly there is a knock on the door. Hawk looks over at Mikaela who shrugs her shoulders….)

Hurricane Hawk: I don’t have time for this Ronan, you lost and….

(But as he opens the door, it is not Ronan, it is Bob Chapek, the CEO of Disney walks in and all of Hurricane Hawk’s fears are suddenly a reality, quickly shaking his hand.)

Hurricane Hawk: Mr. Chapek! So good to meet you sir, I am Hurricane Hawk, the General Manager of Showdown, this is one of my trusted beat writers and right hand, Mikaela Street.

Mikaela Street: Hi!

Bob Chapek: Hello, it is truly a pleasure to meet you both, as you know I have been doing the rounds, first with Dynasty and then Voltage, night three belongs to you two. I must say that outside of the Hardcore Division stuff, your brand has been quite the lesser of three evils and I can appreciate that.

Hurricane Hawk: Why thank you sir, here on Showdown we believe in wrestling, furthermore…

Bob Chapek: Ah yes, Wrestling. Now I did want to talk to you about a few things, so we are clear. As you know we have people on the ground for both Dynasty and Voltage. Showdown is no different. After watching, what is his name? T.. L … A? What does that stand for anyway?

(Hurricane Hawk didn’t want to tell him…)

Hurricane Hawk: Well…. It stands for….. uh…..

Mikaela Street: TORTILLA….. LIMON…… Uh…. ASADA! Yeah, he loves Mexican food!

Hurricane Hawk: :wtf:

(She just shrugs her shoulders whispering to him….)

Mikaela Street: Sorry…. I’m like really hungry and that was all I could think of.

(Bob Chapek nods…)

Bob Chapek: Interesting, I will need to keep him in mind, maybe have him do a couple of commercials for Epcot Center. Excellent, anyway, last night his entrance? Yeah let’s not do that anymore. Showgirls do not fall in our vision, if you know what I mean.

Hurricane Hawk: Right, of course. The whole Vegas thing…. I thought that would be cool and yeah I will stop now.

Bob Chapek: Good. On your first Showdown of Season 16, your new Disney representative will be there to assist you and Mikaela to make sure that our culture is firmly and fairly represented. Sound good?

Mikaela Street: Yessir!

Hurricane Hawk: Absolutely. May I ask who I am looking for.

Bob Chapek: Her name is Heidi Huxley….. and in the office we like to call her Cruella Deville. Have a great rest of your night.

(As Bob Chapek leaves, Hurricane Hawk’s eyes are widened, glancing over at Mikaela who looks rather worried.

Mikaela Street: :lupe:

Hurricane Hawk: Yeah…. We are about to enter Mickey Mouse Hell.

(The camera fades to the graphic of the next match.)

(The camera pans to the ring)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stephie Love: The following contest scheduled for one fall… IS FOR THE EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP!!

(The camera slowly pulls away from the ring and up onto the ramp. The entire stadium lights up in gold as ‘Dolla Sign Slime’ by Lil Nas X and Megan Thee Stallion hits. The crowd rises to their feet, giving Serenity Valdez a loud reaction as she steps onto the stage) 

Stephie Love: Approaching the ring first, the challenger… from Tijuana, Mexico… “LA REINA”… SERRENNITTY VALLDEEZZZ!!!!

Stew-O: It’s safe to say Serenity is one of our top rising stars with what she’s shown all season. It’s also safe to say she has been waiting for this for a long time. She’s had a great run this season and just recently fell short of winning her block in the Iconic Cup, but tonight, she wants to out this issue with Ximena behind her and capture her first championship, one she’s been chasing, the Specialists Championship! 

Flannery McCoy: When it comes to Serenity Valdez, you either love or you hate her. This crowd definitely seems to have more supporters than distractors, though. And you never know how that can affect a match, there’s so many variables, all of them amplified at Pain For Pride!

(Serenity enters the ring as her music fades out. She stands in the center of the ring, taking in the magic of Pain For Pride)

(‘Recreant’ by Chelsea Grin plays as the lights in the arena dim and a spotlight appears out in front of the stage. Ximena Velasquez steps into it with the Specialists Championship around her waist. She removes it and raises it high in the air as she walks with purpose down the ramp, keeping her eyes locked on her opponent) 

Stephie Love: And her opponent, from El Paso, Texas… weighing in at 180 pounds… SHE IS THE EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION… “LA DIOSA”… XIMMEEENNNNAAAA VEEELLLASSSQUEEEZZZ!!

Flannery McCoy: Ximena has had an amazing season as well, inches away from becoming Universal Women’s Champion, dethroning Harper to become Specialists Champion. She wants to bookend her season right, and she certainly looks ready to do that tonight.

Jake Mercer: Two incredibly different styles in this match, one is speed, and the other, possessed by the champion, is raw power. You know, thinking about this match I can’t help but reminisce on this match I saw back in ’95… it was in—

(Ximena Velasquez cuts Jake Mercer off as she hops up onto the apron. Pyro shoots out from the stage, high into the sky. She gets up close to Serenity Valdez, bringing the title right in front of her face before handing it off to the referee)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stew-O: The bell rings and… OH!! HERE WE GO!! OUT OF THE GATE XIMENA DARTS AT SERENITY, GRABS HER BY THE LEG AND TAKES HER DOWN… NOW ROLLING HER OVER ONTO HER BACK, LOOKING TO CATCH HER OFF GUARD WITH A PINFALL!! THE MUCH LARGER WOMAN PUTTING ALL HER WEIGHT ON TOP OF THE CHALLENGER… BUT SERENITY IS ABLE TO ESCAPE BEFORE THE REFEREE COULD EVEN GET IN POSITION TO COUNT!!… AND OUT OF THE PIN ATTEMPT SERENITY GRABS THE ARM OF XIMENA, LOCKING HER OWN ARMS TOGETHER AND FALLING BACK INTO A CROSS ARMBAR!! SERENITY APPLIES A CROSS ARMBAR ON THE CHAMPION!!

Flannery McCoy: XIMENA WAS LOOKING TO CATCH SERENITY OFF-GUARD BUT IT WOULD APPEAR SHE’S THE ONE WHO’S BEEN CAUGHT NAPPING… SHE FINDS HERSELF IN A VERY PRECARIOUS POSITION HERE! SHE EXTENDS HER ARMS OUT TOWARDS THE ROPES BUT THOSE WON’T DO HER ANY GOOD, SHE HAS TO FIND A DIFFERENT MEANS OF ESCAPE! SERENITY WRENCHES THE ARM BACK, XIMENA IN RESPONSE IN VERY OBVIOUS PAIN… SHE EXTENDS HER ARM OUT AGAIN, BALLS IT UP INTO A FIST… AND DRIVES IT DOWN HEARD ACROSS THE LEVERAGED FOREARM OF SERENITY!! SHE DOES IT A SECOND TIME, FOLLOWED BY A THIRD AND A FOURTH… AND THE FIFTH ONE IS THE ONE THAT GETS THE JOB DONE!! SERENITY IS FORCED TO BREAK THE HOLD AND AS SHE TENDS TO HER OWN ARM XIMENA QUICKLY SCRAMBLES BACK TO HER FEET!!

Jake Mercer: And you see, THAT right there is what Serenity is going to have to deal with as this match goes on! She got out of that hold with EASE, most would have succumb to it! 

Stew-O: Both women to their feet, and this time it’s Serenity who goes on the attack, charging at Ximena… BUT SHE RUNS RIGHT INTO AN ELBOW, THAT KNOCKS HER TO THE CANVAS! This match blasted off like a rocket but now seems to be slowing in pace, Serenity is a bit slow to her feet, needing the aid of the ropes, perhaps knocked a little loopy… she turns AND RIGHT INTO ANOTHER ELBOW FROM THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION!! BUT INSTEAD OF LETTING HER GO DOWN XIMENA STAYS WITH HER, PUSHING HER BACK INTO THE CORNER!! 

Flannery McCoy: Ximena claws her hand around the wrist of Serenity and whips her across the ring, into the opposite corner! SHE COMES CHARGING… CLOTHESLINE!! SERENITY DROPS TO THE MAT, XIMENA NOT FAR BEHIND HER, INTO THE PINFALL!!

ONEEE!!… BUT THAT’S IT AS SERENITY GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!

Jake Mercer: SERENITY HAS BEEN ON THE END TWO ELBOWS AND ONE CLOTHESLINE IN THIS MATCH YET LOOKS LIKE SHE’S BEEN THROUGH A SIXTY MINUTE CLASSIC!! THE CHAMPION IS HAVING HER WAY WITH THE CHALLENGER!!

Stew-O: Off the pin fall attempt here, Ximena not wasting any time, pulling Serenity up by the hair… she rears back… AND DELIVERS A THUNDEROUS CHOP ACROSS THE CHEST OF SERENITY, WHO AGAIN RETREATS BACK INTO THE CORNER!! XIMENA COMES CHARGING AGAIN… BUT SERENITY THIS TIME IS ABLE TO AVOID THE ATTACK, SHE ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY… AND NOW OFF THE ROPES SHE COMES RUNNING AT XIMENA WHO TURNS AROUND… AND WOW!! QUICKLY THWARTS WHATEVER SERENITY HAD PLANNED, SWATTING HER LIKE A FLY OUT OF THE SKY!! Serenity crashes to the canvas, landing on her side… she grabs her abdomen as she tries to pull herself to her feet… BUT XIMENA RUNS UP AND DRIVES HER BOOT UPWARDS INTO THE STOMACH OF SERENITY!!

Flannery McCoy: And Ximena will continue the assault here as she gets Serenity back to her feet… throwing her over her shoulder into a fireman’s carry… AND DROPPING HER ACROSS HER KNEE!! THERE’S ANOTHER COVER!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… KICK OUT!!

Jake Mercer: First it was a one count, then a two… I think we all know what comes next! Ximena Velasquez is looking to make a huge statement and cement herself here at Pain For Pride!

Stew-O: There’s no sign of frustration on the face of Ximena Velasquez yet as she once again gets the challenger to her feet… QUICK kick delivered to the mid-section, the champion has found an obvious part of the body to target! That kick is followed up with a second one, and now for a third time Serenity finds herself in the corner… Ximena creates some distance between the two… AND NOW SHE COMES CHARGING, SERENITY IS FIRST OUT OF THE CORNER HOWEVER… BUT XIMENA HAD IT SCOUTED AND SHE FLIPS SERENITY INSIDE-OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE, WOW! 

Flannery McCoy: Serenity did a FULL DOUBLE FLIP in the air there before landing, and she’s not moving! Ximena not looking to capitalizing however, for the first time in this match she takes a step back, soaking up the atmosphere that only Pain For Pride can provide! She’s met with a chorus of boos, this crowd, as we mentioned during the entrances is very clearly and obviously in the corner of Serenity Valdez!

Jake Mercer: XIMENA VELASQUEZ KNEW THIS WAS COMING AND SHE’S PREPARED FOR IT, SHE’S RELISHING IN THIS REACTION!! TELLING THE CROWD TO BRING IT ON!! TAKING IT ALL IN WHILE AT THE SAME TIME KEEPING A LASER FOCUS ON THE CHALLENGER WHO IS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET… 

Stew-O: Serenity is to her feet… she squares up to Ximena… XIMENA THOUGH IS QUICKER TO THE DRAW, A RIGHT JAB RIGHT TO THE NOSE OF SERENITY WHO’S STAGGERED… SHE TRIES TO COME BACK WITH ONE OF HER OWN BUT SHE CAN’T BEAT XIMENA IN THIS BATTLE WHO AGAIN IS FIRST, THIS TIME A HOOK WHICH KNOCKS SERENITY CLEAR OUT OF THE RING AND ONTO THE FLOOR BELOW!! 

Flannery McCoy: Ximena follows her out of the ring, Serenity has a hold of the ring apron, putting what looks like all her weight onto it as she tries to pull herself up… Ximena is there, with a fistful of hair… BUT SERENITY WITH A BLOW TO THE MID-SECTION… NOW A SECOND ONE, XIMENA GOES DOWN TO A KNEE, HER HEAD DRAPED ACROSS THE EDGE OF THE RING, SERENITY GRABS THE BACK OF XIMENA’S HEAD AND SMACKS IT OFF THE CORNER… SERENITY VALDEZ LOOKING TO GET BACK INTO THIS MATCH, OR REALLY IN IT AT ALL, FOR THE FIRST TIME! XIMENA STILL HAS HER HEAD ACROSS THE EDGE OF THE RING, SERENITY HOPS UP ONTO THE APRON… AND SHE DROPS A KNEE ACROSS THE BACK OF XIMENA’S HEAD… NOW ROLLING HER BACK INTO THE RING!! SHE SCRAMBLES INTO THE COVER!!

ONEEE!!… TW— SHOULDER UP, NOT EVEN A TWO COUNT!!

Jake Mercer: AND XIMENA IS QUICK BACK TO HER FEET, AND EVEN QUICKER GOING AT SERENITY, BUT AGAIN SERENITY IS ABLE TO EVADE, SENDING A KICK TO THE SHIN, THE KICK TO THE SHIN HUNCHES XIMENA OVER… AND SHE’S COMPLETELY UNAWARE AS SERENITY GOES RUNNING TOWARDS THE ROPES, REBOUNDING OFF OF THEM… AND DELIVERING A KNEE!! A RUNNING, LEAPING KNEE RIGHT TO THE FACE OF THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION!!

Stew-O: AND NOW SHE GRABS THE ARM AND DROPS DOWN, TRYING TO PULL XIMENA TOWARDS HER, POSSIBLY ATTEMPTING ANOTHER SUBMISSION HOLD, BUT XIMENA WON’T ALLOW IT!! SHE’S ABLE TO FREE HER ARM, NOW GRABBING SERENITY BY THE HEAD AND WHIPPING IT BACK, DOWN INTO THE MAT, SERENITY BOUNCING SKULL FIRST OFF THE HARD CANVAS AND JUST LIKE THAT HER FLAME IS EXTINGUISHED, HER COMEBACK, GONE, AS IF IT NEVER HAPPENED!

Flannery McCoy: Ximena gets Serenity back to her feet, she closes in on her, wrapping her up and forcing her back into the corner! Now scooping her up and placing her feet first on the turnbuckle, in the tree of woe! I don’t like what she has planned here! XIMENA RUSHES TOWARDS THE OPPOSITE CORNER AND NOW COMES STAMPEDING TOWARDS THE CHALLENGER… FLIP SENTON!! A FLIP SENTON INTO THE CORNER, COLLIDING WITH THE TIED UP SERENITY VALDEZ!! SERENITY IS UNHOOKED FROM THE TURNBUCKLE, IN A HEAP ON THE MAT!!

Jake Mercer: HER AGILITY IS JUST AS IMPRESSIVE AS HER STRENGTH, AND IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE SHE’S DONE JUST YET!! WITH SERENITY DOWN, XIMENA EYES THE TURNBUCKLE!! SHE STEPS OUT ONTO THE APRON AND BEGINS THE JOURNEY TO THE TOP, SERENITY BEGINS TO STIR!!… XIMENA HAS ONE FOOT PERCHED AT THE TOP, THE OTHER ON THE MIDDLE TURNBUCKLE AS SHE WAITS FOR SERENITY TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET… XIMENA NOW BRINGS HER RIGHT FOOT UP TO MEET THE OTHER AT THE TOP AS SERENITY IS TO HER FEET… SHE TURNS AROUND AS XIMENA LEAPS OFF, LOOKING FOR A DROPKICK!!

Stew-O: BUT SERENITY DUCKS AND DARTS FORWARD, XIMENA OVERSHOOTS, SERENITY CATCHES HER INTO A NECKBREAKER!! OH MY!! SERENITY WITH AN INCREDIBLE REVERSAL, CATCHING XIMENA IN MID-AIR AND DELIVERING A NECKBREAKER!! AND THIS MIGHT BE EXACTLY WHAT SHE NEEDS, EXACTLY WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR!! THE CROWD COMES TO LIFE, THE ENERGY BUILDING AND SERENITY CAN FEEL IT!! SHE IS UP AT HER FEET… BUT XIMENA, THE CHAMPION EVER SO CLEVER HAS ROLLED OUT OF THE RING AND ONTO THE OUTSIDE FOR A BREATHER!!

Flannery McCoy: BUT SERENITY ISN’T GOING TO ALLOW IT… SHE KNOWS HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO BUILD ON THIS MOMENTUM, SHE ZOOMS THROUGH THE ROPES, SUICIDE DIVE!! COLLIDING WITH XIMENA, SENDING HER SPINE FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE!! SERENITY IS FIRST TO HER FEET, XIMENA SURPRISINGLY THOUGH ISN’T FAR BEHIND, THOUGH THE BARRICADE IS DOING A LOT OF THE WORK FOR HER… SERENITY GOES FOR A RIGHT HAND BUT XIMENA IS ABLE TO BACK AWAY FROM IT, TRYING TO RUN AWAY FROM SERENITY HERE WHO REMAINS ON THE OFFENSIVE!!

Jake Mercer: XIMENA NEEDS A BREATHER, SHE’S ABLE TO CREATE SOME DISTANCE BETWEEN HERSELF AND THE CHALLENGER, RIGHT IN FRONT OF US NOW, LEANED AGAINST THE ANNOUNCE TABLE… SERENITY IS HERE TOO AND SHE DELIVERS A RIGHT HAND, IT LANDS FLUSH! XIMENA UNABLE TO BLOCK IT, SHE GETS HIT WITH A SECOND, AND A THIRD… SERENITY SWINGS FOR A FOURTH BUT OH!! THIS ONE IS DUCKED, AND THEY’VE NOW SWITCHED POSITIONS!! SERENITY IN DANGER, UP AGAINST OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE… XIMENA COMES CHARGING!!

Stew-O: FLAPJACK!! SERENITY VALDEZ WAS ABLE TO GRAB THE LEG OF XIMENA AND DELIVER A FLAPJACK ONTO OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE, PAPERS FLYING EVERYWHERE, XIMENA, HER RIBS LANDING ON THE EDGE OF OUR ANNOUNCE TABLE, TAKING THE WIND RIGHT OUT OF HER!! WE HAVEN’T BEEN PAYING MUCH ATTENTION TO THE REFEREE’S COUNT BUT WE ARE ON A SIX LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!! HE’S AT SEVEN NOW AS SERENITY PULLS XIMENA OFF THE TABLE AND ROLLS HER INTO THE RING… IN THE CENTER NOW SHE GOES FOR THE COVER!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO… SHE MAY— NO!! XIMENA GETS HER SHOULDER UP!!

Flannery McCoy: That was the first time in this match where Ximena felt like she was in real danger of losing her championship! And Stew I think you were a bit inaccurate in your assessment earlier, the pace has not slowed one bit since the moment the bell rang but it looks like finally we are going to get a bit of a slow down. That burst of offense from Serenity, after taking the beating she did in the early stages of this match seems to have gotten to her. She’s in a seated position, heaving as she tries to catch her breath, perhaps figuring out what her next move will be!

Jake Mercer: And that right there is what separates the champion from the challenger! You don’t see Ximena needing to rest or needing a moment to catch her breath! Serenity is winded after just a few moments of being on the offensive! If I may indulge the two of you, around 8 years ago I—

Stew-O: Ximena has her hand on the right side of her ribs as she makes it back to her feet… AN AREA THAT SERENITY IS GOING TO LOOK TO TARGET, JUST AS XIMENA DID IN THE EARLY PORTION OF THIS MATCH, SHE GOES LOW… A RIGHT HAND TO THE BODY, FOLLOWED BY A JAB TO THE HEAD, AND NOW IT’S XIMENA WHO GOES INTO DEFENSIVE MODE, HUDDLED DOWN AS SHE BACKS HERSELF INTO THE CORNER… SERENITY IS RIGHT THERE HOWEVER, AND OH LOOK AT THIS!! SHE JUMPS UP ONTO THE SECOND ROPE, SPRINGBOARDING OFF OF IT AND GRABBING THE ARM OF XIMENA, AN ARMDRAG THAT SENDS HER CLEAR ACROSS THE RING, HOW’S THAT FOR STRENGTH, JAKE? I DON’T KNOW IF I’VE EVER SEEN ANYONE DO THAT TO XIMENA VELASQUEZ BEFORE!!

Flannery McCoy: XIMENA LOOKS STUNNED AS SHE SCAMPERS BACK TO HER FEET, JUST IN TIME TO BE MET WITH A RUNNING KNEE!! IT CONNECTS, TO THE CHEST OF XIMENA!! XIMENA THIS TIME STAYS DOWN, AND SERENITY STEPS OUT ONTO THE APRON, LOOKING TO HEAD TO THE TOP ROPE!! XIMENA IS STIRRING AS SERENITY SETS HERSELF UP ON THE TOP… SHE LEAPS OFF LOOKING FOR A METEORA!!… IT CONNECTS!! METEORA CONNECTS, SHE HOOKS BOTH LEGS, THIS COULD BE IT!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO… ANDDD NO!! XIMENA KICKS OUT, PUSHING SERENITY OFF OF HER AND ALMOST SENDING HER INTO THE REFEREE!!

Jake Mercer: AND LOOK AT THE POWER USED BY XIMENA TO KICK OUT, SHE ALMOST THREW SERENITY ONTO THE REFEREE!! SERENITY HASN’T DONE NEARLY ENOUGH TO KEEP THE CHAMPION DOWN!! 

Stew-O: Ximena is to her feet, and despite what my colleague would have you believe, the effects of this match are starting to show on Ximena Velasquez, Serenity Valdez has done an incredible job getting back into this match after how it was looking earlier! Ximena squares up as Serenity turns around and meets her eyes… into the center of the ring they go! 

Flannery McCoy: Serenity absolutely does NOT want to find herself in a battle of blows with Ximena, that’s a fight she’s almost certain to lose… but she won’t back down as she raises her fists up… XIMENA SWINGS WITH A RIGHT, IT CONNECTS, SENDING SERENITY WOBBLY… BUT TOUGH AS NAILS THE CHALLENGER COMES BACK WITH A RIGHT HAND OF HER OWN, IT’S LESS EFFECTIVE HOWEVER, XIMENA ABLE TO RECOVER QUICKLY! SHE SWINGS AGAIN WITH A RIGHT… BUT THIS ONE SERENITY IS ABLE TO EVADE, NOW IT’S HER TURN, SHE CONNECTS! NOW XIMENA, BUT SERENITY AGAIN DODGES, A THIRD PUNCH… AND NOW ANOTHER, THREE UNANSWERED!! FORGET WHAT I SAID, SERENITY IS NOT ONLY HOLDING HER OWN AGAINST THE CHAMPION IN A BATTLE OF STRIKES, SHE’S OUTCLASSING HER!!

Jake Mercer: XIMENA LOOKS SHOCKED, I’M SHOCKED!! I DIDN’T EXPECT THIS FIGHT FROM SERENITY VALDEZ!! SERENITY NOW HAS CLOSED THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TWO, CONTINUING TO THROW FISTS AT XIMENA… XIMENA FINALLY ABLE TO PUSH HER OFF THOUGH, AND XIMENA COMES RUNNING… SPEAR!! OH MY!! SPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE!! JUST LIKE THAT, INTO THE COVER SHE GOES!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO!! NO!! SERENITY KICKS OUT!!

Stew-O: WOW!! That move has been used by Ximena Velasquez to put down SO MANY opponents in the past, but you have to wonder if the lack of space between the two prevented Ximena from putting her all into that. She was only able to get two steps in before connecting with that Spear, a move that is so dependent on momentum! In any case though it’s an impressive kick out from the challenger and the frustration is beginning to show on the face of the champion! She still has the upper hand as she gets Serenity back to her feet!

Flannery McCoy: Ximena rears her arm back… AND THROWS A CRACKING SMACK ACROSS THE CHEST OF SERENITY VALDEZ, ONE THAT THE ENTIRE STADIUM HERE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE CAN HEAR!! That slap waking Serenity’s senses back up… AND XIMENA DELIVERS A SECOND!! SERENITY DROPS TO A KNEE! Ximena grabs the body of Serenity and drapes her across the middle rope… now taking a few steps back… SHE COMES CHARGING AND THROWS HER ENTIRE BODY AT SERENITY AND LANDS IT!! SERENITY COMES RICOCHETING OFF THE ROPES, MOTIONLESS ON THE CANVAS!! 

Jake Mercer: AND I THINK XIMENA VELASQUEZ CAN SMELL THE END NEAR HERE!! SHE SUDDENLY HAS AN AIR OF CONFIDENCE ABOUT HER AS SHE STRUTS AROUND THE RING, PROUD OF THE WORK SHE’S DONE!! SHE GRABS THE LEFT ARM OF SERENITY VALDEZ AND PULLS HER TO HER FEET… NOW SHE PUTS HER OWN ARM UNDER SERENITY AND LIFTS HER UP… LOOKING FOR THE XV!! BUT SERENITY, I DON’T THINK SERENITY IS GOING TO ALLOW IT!!

Stew-O: SERENITY REALIZES THE IMMINENT DANGER SHE’S IN AND BEGINS FLAILING ABOUT, XIMENA WITH ONLY HER ONE ARM ATTACHED TO SERENITY CAN’T FIND BALANCE, AND SERENITY IS ABLE TO ESCAPE IT… INTO A ROLLUP PIN!! BUT XIMENA GETS OUT OF IT QUICKLY, SHE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A STOMP TO THE BACK… LOOKING TO APPLY A CAMEL CLUTCH, SHE YANKS SERENITY UP BY HER HAIR… WRAPPING HER ARMS AROUND HER NECK… BUT SERENITY IS ABLE TO SLIDE OUT OF IT!! AND FROM BEHIND SHE AGAIN GOES IN FOR THE ROLLUP… AND THIS TIME XIMENA CAN’T GET OUT OF IT!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… NO!! KICK OUT!! BUT WOW WHAT A SEQUENCE!!

Flannery McCoy: A CLINIC!! BOTH WOMEN ARE ON ONE KNEE… AND IT’S A RACE TO SEE WHO IS GOING TO GET THE UPPER HAND!! SERENITY IS FIRST TO HER FEET, BUT SHE’S IMMEDIATELY SQUEEZED INTO A BEARHUG BY XIMENA!! BUT SERENITY QUICKLY THWARTS IT WITH A FEW ELBOWS ACROSS THE CROWN OF THE CHAMPION AND SHE’S ABLE TO GET OUT OF IT… SHE GOES OFF THE ROPES AND LANDS A DROPKICK, TAKING XIMENA DOWN!! XIMENA ROLLS TO THE OUTSIDE… SERENITY, OH… MAYBE NOT!! I COULD’VE SWORN SERENITY WAS GEARING UP FOR ANOTHER SUICIDE DIVE THERE BUT SHE’S HAD SECOND THOUGHTS, PERHAPS THINKING XIMENA WOULD HAVE IT SCOUTED THIS TIME!! 

Jake Mercer: Instead she follows Ximena out of the ring. Ximena is heaving on the floor right in front of us here, Serenity applies a facelock on Ximena but it’s only to get her back to her feet… OH BUT LOOK OUT!! XIMENA PUSHES SERENITY RIGHT INTO THE TIMEKEEPERS AREA!! SERENITY GOES FLYING INTO SOME CHAIRS, LANDING ON TOP OF STEPHIE LOVE!! STEPHIE LOVE IS SPRAWLED OUT ON THE OUTSIDE HERE, SERENITY VALDEZ IS ON TOP OF HER… BUT NOT FOR LONG AS XIMENA GRABS SERENITY BY THE SHOULDER STRAP AND PULLS HER TO HER FEET AND THROWS HER BACK INTO THE RING!!… AND NOW XIMENA VALDEZ SETS HERSELF UP IN THE CORNER… SHE’S LOOKING TO DELIVER THE DEATH BLOW!!

Stew-O: THERE’S OFFICIALS AT RINGSIDE HERE TO CHECK ON STEPHIE LOVE BUT WE HAVE MORE PRESSING MATTERS IN THE RING HERE!! SERENITY IS PULLING HERSELF TO HER FEET… XIMENA CONTINUES TO WAIT IN THE CORNER, A WICKED LOOK IN HER EYE… SERENITY IS UP AND SHE TURNS AROUND… INTO A SECOND SPEAR!! A SPEAR BY THE CHAMPION XIMENA VELASQUEZ, SHE GOT EVERY BIT OF IT, DAMN NEAR SLICING HER OPPONENT IN HALF!! SHE’S INTO THE COVER HOOKING THE INSIDE LEG AND THE REFEREE SLIDES INTO POSITION!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO… AND— NO!! NO!! SERENITY GETS THE SHOULDER UP!! THIS MATCH ISN’T OVER!! AND THIS TIME THERE ARE NO EXCUSES, XIMENA COULDN’T HAVE DELIVERED THAT SPEAR ANY BETTER AND IT STILL WASN’T ENOUGH!!

Flannery McCoy: AND THIS IS WHAT PAIN FOR PRIDE IS ABLE TO BRING OUT OF PEOPLE GUYS!! EVERYTHING IS ELEVATED!! AMAZING FEATS OF RESILIENCY THAT YOU WON’T SEE ANYWHERE ELSE!! XIMENA IS IN TOTAL SHOCK, SERENITY HAS KICKED OUT OF TWO SPEARS!!

Jake Mercer: NONE OF THAT WILL MEAN ANYTHING THOUGH IF SERENITY CAN’T FIND A WAY TO KEEP XIMENA DOWN!! SHE’S DONE GOOD IN THIS MATCH, BETTER THAN I EXPECTED… BUT THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN SAYING ALL NIGHT! I’M NOT TAKING SIDES, BUT XIMENA VELASQUEZ IS JUST… IT!! SHE HAS SO MANY ADVANTAGES OVER SERENITY VALDEZ I DON’T KNOW HOW THE CHALLENGER CAN OVERCOME THEM!!

Stew-O: Ximena is up to her feet, and unlike earlier where she was feeding off the negativity from the crowd, it now seems to be getting to her! Serenity hasn’t moved much since being hit with the Spear but she’s finally starting to stir, pushing herself up… BUT XIMENA THROWS HERSELF ON TOP OF SERENITY AND BEGINS PUMMELING HER WITH RIGHTS AND LEFTS!! SERENITY IS HELPLESS TO THE ONSLAUGHT!! FISTS, FOREARMS, ELBOWS BEING LAID IN TO EVERY PART OF THE CHALLENGER’S EXPOSED BODY!! THIS IS GETTING HARD TO WATCH!! MY GOD A SERIES OF ELBOWS DRIVEN RIGHT INTO THE SPINE!! XIMENA THROWS SERENITY BACK ONTO HER BACK AND AGAIN GOES IN FOR THE COVER!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!! IT’S STILL NOT ENOUGH!!

Flannery McCoy: XIMENA IS LETTING HER EMOTIONS GET TO HER, SHE HOPS OFF SERENITY AND GETS RIGHT UP INTO THE FACE OF THE REFEREE!! I CAN’T QUITE MAKE OUT WHAT SHE’S SAYING BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU HER LANGUAGE ISN’T DISNEY APPROVED!! Finally she finishes berating the referee and turns her attention back to her opponent, she pulls Serenity back to her feet… BUT OH LOOK OUT!! SERENITY WITH SIGNS OF LIFE!! SHE ELBOWS XIMENA IN THE MID-SECTION… AND SHE DOES IT A SECOND TIME TO FORCE HER AWAY AND GAIN SOME DISTANCE!!

Jake Mercer: SERENITY IS TO HER FEET NOW, XIMENA LOOKS TO GRAB HER BUT SHE’S MET WITH A RIGHT HAND FROM THE CHALLENGER, A RIGHT HAND THAT DAMN NEAR SPINS HER AROUND BUT DOESN’T TAKE HER OFF HER FEET… NOW SERENITY LEAPS ONTO THE BACK OF XIMENA… PYRAMID SCHEME!! SERENITY VALDEZ HAS THE PYRAMID SCHEME LOCKED IN ON THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPION!! 

Stew-O: AND IT’S TIME TO SEE WHAT XIMENA IS MADE OF HERE!! SERENITY HAS HER ARMS WRAPPED AROUND THE THROAT OF THE CHAMPION, SHE’S FLAILING HER ARMS EVERY WHICH WAY, TRYING TO FIND THE ROPES BUT THIS IS LOCKED DEAD CENTER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING, THE CLOSEST ROPE TO HER IS ABOUT SEVEN FEET AWAY WITH A FULL STRETCH!! SHE’S CARRYING SERENITY AROUND LIKE A BACKPACK, SHE TRIES TO TAKE A STEP TOWARDS THE ROPES BUT SERENITY WRENCHES HARDER AND IT BRINGS XIMENA DOWN TO A KNEE!!

Flannery McCoy: THIS IS ONE OF THE HARDEST HOLDS THERE IS TO GET OUT OF!! XIMENA HAS BEEN THROUGH A GRUELING, TIRING MATCH AND NOW SHE HAS AN EXTRA 120 POUNDS OF WEIGHT ON HER, TRYING TO CHOKE THE LIFE OUT OF HER… SHE MANAGES TO GET BACK ON HER FEET, BUT SERENITY JUST KEEPS WRENCHING AND WRENCHING… SHE’S PUTTING ALMOST ALL SHE HAS INTO THIS, I THINK I CAN SEE TEARS BEGINNING TO WELL UP IN HER EYES!! SHE’S MANAGED TO BRING XIMENA BACK DOWN TO A KNEE!! THIS MIGHT BE IT!! WE MIGHT BE MOMENTS AWAY FROM CROWNING A NEW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION!!

Jake Mercer: I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M SAYING THIS BUT YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT!! XIMENA VELASQUEZ HAS BEEN BROUGHT DOWN TO A KNEE… SHE PLANTS HER OTHER FOOT FOOT, TRYING TO PUT SOME WEIGHT ON IT TO SEND HER BACK TO A VERTICAL BASE… BUT NOW THAT FOOT GIVES WAY AND PUTS HER IN AN EVEN WORSE POSITION… NOW XIMENA IS COMPLETELY AT THE MERCY OF SERENITY HERE!! SHE’S ON BOTH KNEES… FALLING FORWARD AS SERENITY CONTINUES TO APPLY PRESSURE!! HER FACE BEGINNING TO CHANGE, HER NATURAL COLOR IS BEING SAPPED AWAY, REPLACED WITH A BRIGHT RED!! HER ARMS FLOATING AT HER SIDE!!

Stew-O: SHE’S FADING!! XIMENA VELASQUEZ IS FADING!! THE REFEREE WON’T CHECK HER ARM WHILE THEIR IS STILL SIGNS OF LIFE COMING FROM THE CHAMPION, BUT HOW LONG CAN THIS GO ON FOR!! THE BRIGHT RED IN HER FACE IS GETTING DARKER WITH EACH PASSING SECOND!! THE REFEREE NOW RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE TWO WOMAN, WATCHING CLOSELY… AS XIMENA’S ARMS DROP LIMP TO HER SIDE, SHE’S NO LONGER FIGHTING, NO LONGER STRUGGLING!! SHE MIGHT BE OUT!! THE REFEREE LIFTS THE LEFT ARM OF XIMENA UP, IF IT DROPS ALL THE WAY BACK DOWN WE WILL HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!

Flannery McCoy: BUT IT DOESN’T!! XIMENA IS ABLE TO KEEP HER ARM FROM FALLING ALL THE WAY, THERE’S LIFE!! SHE’S BACK IN IT!!… SHE FALLS FORWARD, ONTO HER STOMACH… SHE KNOWS TRYING TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET WOULD BE A FUTILE ATTEMPT, SHE ROLLS AROUND ON THE CANVAS, SERENITY CONTINUES TO KEEP THE HOLD APPLIED… NEAR THE EDGE OF THE RING NOW, AND BOTH WOMEN GO UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE AND PLOP ONTO THE OUTSIDE!! SERENITY LANDS FIRST… AND THE IMPACT FORCES HER TO BREAK THE HOLD!! XIMENA HAS SOMEHOW MANAGED TO HOLD ONTO HER TITLE FOR AT LEAST A LITTLE LONGER, AND NOW BOTH WOMEN ARE DOWN ON THE OUTSIDE!!

Jake Mercer: The referee begins the count to ten, Ximena rolls off of Serenity but that’s all she can do at the moment, she tries to force herself up but she doesn’t have the strength just yet. Serenity has managed to push herself up onto her knees, crawling over to the steel steps! We’re at a four count now! Serenity places her hands on the middle step and tries to force herself up!

FIVE!

Ximena has finally managed to pull herself up, not quite yet at her feet just yet though!

SIX!

Stew-O: At seven Serenity just manages to pull herself into the ring, obviously that choke took more out of Ximena than it did Serenity but Serenity put her ALL into it, you have to imagine there isn’t much left in the tank… Ximena is a few seconds behind her, getting back into the ring… SERENITY IS QUICKLY TO HER FEET, TRYING TO CATCH THE CHAMPION OFF HER FEET!! SHE SPRINGBOARDS OFF OF THE SECOND ROPE… EL ULTIMO BAILE!! IT CONNECTS!! SHE GOT IT!! SHE FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH THE COVER, HOOKING BOTH LEGS, NEW CHAMPION!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… THR— NO!! XIMENA JUST GETS THE SHOULDER UP!!

Flannery McCoy: That was a GREAT chance for Serenity and even though she hasn’t been able to get the job done just yet, you have to imagine the confidence in her is building.

Jake Mercer: Can you really say that? That’s twice now she probably thought she had the champion beat, but this match is still going. You know what this reminds me of? About fifteen years ago I saw a—

Stew-O: LOOK AT THIS, XIMENA!! SHE GRABS A HOLD OF SERENITY’S LEG, SERENITY WAS GETTING BACK TO HER FEET BUT XIMENA GRABBED HER LEG AND PULLED HER BACK DOWN… CALF CRUSHER!! CALF CRUSHER APPLIED ON SERENITY VALDEZ!! THE CHAMPION, SPRINGING BACK TO LIFE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE… SHE’S SCREAMING AT SERENITY VALDEZ TO TAP, MAYBE THE ONLY ONE IN THE ENTIRE STADIUM WHO IS DEMANDING IT!! SERENITY IS IN TROUBLE HERE, SHE TRIES TO PUSH HERSELF UP TO GAIN SOME LEVERAGE AND REMOVE SOME OF THE PRESSURE, BUT XIMENA DOUBLES DOWN!! WRENCHING BACK SO HARD THAT SERENITY’S HEEL IS ALMOST TOUCHING THE BACK OF HER HEAD… SHE WANTS TO TEAR THE MUSCLE AWAY FROM THE BONE!!

Flannery McCoy: SERENITY TAKES HER ONE FREE LEG AND BEGINS SWINGING IT ABOUT, TRYING TO CONNECT WITH ANY BODY PART OF XIMENA SHE CAN TO TRY AND BREAK THE HOLD!! SHE AIMS FOR THE HEAD, THE CHEST, THE SHOULDER, BUT IT’S NO USE!! HER LEG ISN’T LONG ENOUGH, XIMENA VELASQUEZ CAN’T HELP BUT LAUGH AT THE ATTEMPT, KNOWING SHE HAS HE CHALLENGER ON THE ROPES!! AND SPEAKING OF… THOSE SEEM TO BE THE ONLY CHANCE SERENITY HAS OF GETTING OUT OF THIS, BUT THE QUESTION IS, DOES SHE HAVE ENOUGH? DOES SHE HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY IN HER TO CRAWL TOWARDS THE ROPES AND KEEP HER HOPES ALIVE?!

Jake Mercer: BUT XIMENA KNOWS IT TOO, AND WITH EVERY FOOT, EVERY INCH OF PROGRESS SERENITY MAKES TOWARDS THE ROPES, XIMENA DIGS HER FOOT INTO THE CANVAS AND PULLS HERSELF FORWARD, WHICH PULLS SERENITY BACK… THINGS ARE GETTING DESPERATE FOR THE CHALLENGER!! THE REFEREE IS ASKING HER IF SHE WANTS TO GIVE UP BUT SHE SHAKES HER HEAD NO, SHE MAKES ANOTHER ATTEMPT FOR THE ROPES, BUT AGAIN SHE’S PULLED BACK!! I’M NOT EVEN SURE SHE COULD MAKE IT ALL THE WAY THERE REGARDLESS, SHE HAS NEARLY TWO HUNDRED POUNDS OF XIMENA VELASQUEZ TO PULL AS WELL.. SHE SIMPLY MAY NOT BE STRONG ENOUGH!!

Stew-O: BUT SHE HAS TO TRY, IF NOT… THIS MATCH IS ALL BUT OVER!! YOU WONDER IF THE REFEREE’S DISCRETION IS GOING TO COME INTO PLAY HERE, HOW LONG DOES HE LET THIS GO?! DOES HE CALL CALL IT?! THIS ISN’T A SUBMISSION THAT’S GOING TO MAKE SERENITY VALDEZ PASS OUT, BUT IF SERENITY REFUSES TO SUBMIT, AT ONE POINT DOES THE REFEREE DECIDE TO END THE MATCH?! SERENITY KNOWS THERE’S A CHANCE OF THAT HAPPENING, AND SHE ALSO KNOWS SHE CAN’T LET THIS MATCH BE DECIDED LIKE THAT!! SHE MAKES YET ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO MAKE IT TO THE ROPES… THROUGH THE PAIN AND THE AGONY, THE DESPERATION IS WINNING!!

Flannery McCoy: SHE TAKES HER FREE FOOT, SHE MANAGES TO PLANT IT INTO THE CANVAS… I DON’T THINK SHE’S GOING TO TRY TO CRAWL, I THINK SHE’S GOING TO TRY AND PUSH OFF AND LUNGE TOWARDS THEM, SHE’S MANAGED TO GET SOME WEIGHT ON THAT FREE LEG, PUSHING HERSELF UP… THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!! SHE’S LIKE A LOADED SPRING… AND SHE PUSHES OFF TOWARDS THE ROPES… OH NO!! THE LEG HYPEREXTENDED!! IT HYPEREXTENDED FROM ALL THE WEIGHT SHE HAD TO PUT ON THAT LEG!! THAT LOOKED TERRIBLE BUT… SHE GOT THERE!! SERENITY HAS HER LEFT ARM WRAPPED AROUND THE ROPES, XIMENA HAS TO BREAK THE HOLD!!

Jake Mercer: SHE’S FREE BUT AT WHAT COST?! SHE DOESN’T HAVE ANY GOOD LEG NOW!! SERENITY’S OFFENSE IS BUILT AROUND AGILITY, SPEED AND THE USE OF THE ROPES AND TURNBUCKLE… THAT’S ALL GONE NOW, WHO KNOWS IF SHE’S EVEN GOING TO BE ABLE TO STAND!! AND LOOK, THIS SHOWS HOW MUCH TROUBLE SHE’S IN!! SHE JUST SPENT AN UNGODLY AMOUNT OF TIME IN A CALF CRUSHER, BUT HER ATTENTION, THE LEG THAT SHE’S HOLDING INTO HERE IS THE ONE THAT SHE HYPEREXTENDED, SHE MAY HAVE COMPLETELY BLOWN OUT HER KNEE!! FORGET BEING ABLE TO UTILIZE HER OFFENSE, SHE MAY NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO STAND!!

Stew-O: The referee is trying to give Serenity some time and some space, but Ximena ISN’T having it! SHE STEPS IN FRONT OF THE REFEREE, GRABS SERENITY BY HER TWO SHOULDER STRAPS AND PULLS HER UP!! SHE RELEASES HER, AND SERENITY FALLS RIGHT BACK DOWN!! YOU WERE RIGHT, JAKE!! BOTH OF HER LEGS ARE BUSTED!! AND XIMENA IS LOVING IT!! THE CHAMPION DROPS DOWN TO HER KNEES, SHE PULLS BOTH LEGS OF SERENITY VALDEZ OVER HER HEAD, GETTING FULL LEVERAGE INTO A PINFALL!!

ONEEE!!… TWOOO!!… SHOULDER UP!! SHE COULDN’T PUT ANY POWER OR FORCE INTO IT BUT SHE JUST MANAGED TO USE HER UPPER BODY STRENGTH TO PULL HER SHOULDER OFF THE MAT!!

Flannery McCoy: Regardless of the state that Serenity Valdez is in, she’s telling the champion that she’s going to have to put her DOWN! THE CHAMPION GRUNTS AS SHE PULLS HERSELF UP, AND DOES THE SAME TO THE CHALLENGER… I THINK PUTTING HER DOWN IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE HAS IN MIND!! SHE PICKS SERENITY UP OVER HER SHOULDER AND PLACES HER ON THE TURNBUCKLE… NOW PUTTING HER HAND UNDER HER, SHE LIFTS HER OFF THE TURNBUCKLE AND HIGH INTO THE AIR, LOOKING FOR THE XV AGAIN!! BUT JUST LIKE LAST TIME SERENITY WON’T GIVE IN!! XIMENA BRINGS HER OTHER ARM UP, GRIPPING IT AROUND THE WAISTBAND OF SERENITY TO TRY AND REGAIN SOME CONTROL, BUT SERENITY CONTINUES TO TRY AND WIGGLE OUT OF IT!!

Jake Mercer: SERENITY SLIPS BEHIND XIMENA… SHE SOMEHOW MANAGES TO LAND ON HER FEET, NEARLY COLLAPSES BUT IS ABLE TO CATCH HERSELF… SHE CHARGES TOWARDS XIMENA THE BEST THAT SHE CAN… HIT THE LIGHTS!! KNEE TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! BUT BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T BUILD ANY SPEED, IT DIDN’T HAVE THE IMPACT IT NORMALLY WOULD!! XIMENA IS ALREADY STARTING TO MAKE IT BACK TO HER FEET… SERENITY ON HER KNEES, STRUGGLING TO PULL HERSELF UP, BUT SHE MANAGES TO DO IT… XIMENA IS UP… HERE COMES SERENITY AGAIN, HOBBLING TOWARDS THE CHAMPION… A SECOND HIT THE LIGHTS!! IT CONNECTS TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD!! THIS TIME XIMENA STAYS DOWN, BUT SO DOES SERENITY!! SHE’S ONLY ABLE TO RUN AT A QUARTER OF THE SPEED SHE NORMALLY WOULD BE ABLE TO, AND EVEN THAT IS EXCRUCIATING!!

Stew-O: SERENITY PULLS HERSELF INTO THE CORNER, NEEDING THE AID OF THE TURNBUCKLE TO PULL HERSELF UP, XIMENA IS STIRRING AS WELL, HER HANDS ARE IN FISTS, ON THE CANVAS AS SHE TRIES TO GET BACK TO HER FEET… SERENITY IS LIMPING AROUND THE RING… TRYING TO GET THE RIGHT ANGLE, TRYING TO GET BEHIND THE CHAMPION… XIMENA IS AT HER FEET… SERENITY COMES FOR A THIRD TIME… HIT THE LIGHTS!! IT CONNECTS!! NOT ONE OF THEM WAS DELIVERED WITH NEARLY THE SAME IMPACT THAT THEY TYPICALLY WOULD, BUT WILL THE CUMULATIVE IMPACT OF THE THREE BE ENOUGH TO GIVE SERENITY VALDEZ THE SPECIALISTS CHAMPIONSHIP?! SHE’S INTO THE COVER, HOOKING THE LEG!!

ONEEE!!… 

TWOOO!!… 

THREEE!! 

(DING! DING! DING!)

(‘Dolla Sign Slime’ begins to play as Serenity Valdez rolls off of Ximena Velasquez. She remains down, though pulled up into a seated position as the referee awards her the Specialists Championship)

Stephie Love: Here is your winner… AND THE NEW EAW SPECIALISTS CHAMPION!!… SEREEENNNIIITTYYYY VALLLLDDEEEEZZZZZ!!

Stew-O: WHAT A PERFORMANCE, WHAT A GUTSY PERFORMANCE BY SERENITY VADLEZ TONIGHT HERE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE!! 

Flannery McCoy: Obviously the biggest moment of Serenity Valdez’s career! She’s now a champion, and that will put her in the history books… but a performance like that makes a different kind of history, and begins to build a legacy!

(Serenity manages to get to her feet, she holds the title up over her head as she limps around the ring. Ximena Velasquez is seen rolling out of the ring, out of view)

Jake Mercer: I have to admit, she made me a believer tonight! This performance is so similar to—

(Jake Mercer gets cut off as Serenity very gingerly manages to climb up to the middle turnbuckle. She holds her title high in the air and is met with a loud ovation from the crowd. The camera zooms in on her face, with the Specialists Championship belt right next to it as the camera fades out.)

( Pain For Pride fades back into the arena where the next match graphic flashes on the screen, definitely getting the crowd excited and on their feet for what’s next. )

(The camera then goes over to show Stephie Love standing in the middle of the ring. She has a smile on her face and a microphone in her hand as she looks ready to announce the next match on hand after what’s already been an incredible show so far! )

Stephie Love: The following contest is an EXTREME RULES MATCH! Where they’ll be no countout and no disqualification. And it is a bout scheduled for…

Crowd: ONE FALL!!!

(‘Shock The World’ by Lloyd Banks is heard blasting through the speakers of the arena while the crowd begins to absolutely erupt into loud cheers in response. The camera goes over to show Ronn Banks begin to make his way out from the backstage area and towards the stage. He bears a determined look on his face while he scans around at the Las Vegas crowd in attendance. From there, he looks right toward the ring and begins to make his way down the ramp from there.)

Stephie Love: Introducing first… from Newark, New Jersey… weighing in at 220 pounds… EAW HALL OF FAMER…’ THE P.L.K.’… RONN BANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: Ronn Banks made his return after three years to an Elite Answers Wrestling ring during the 2021 Grand Rampage match. Since then, he has entered the ring multiple times and garnered a whole lot of allies… and a whole lot of enemies in the process. Which is, mainly, the reason why this Pain For Pride match has come to fruition in the first place.

Flannery McCoy: Going through Andre Walker and Jake Smith, he finds himself face-to-face with one Xander Payne. Xander attacked Banks after his match with Jake and now the two of them find themselves standing across the ring from one another tonight on the biggest stage. Banks says that Xander awoke something in him that has been shelved away for a long time, and now he looks to unleash that in an Extreme Rules match that he made!

Jake Mercer: And we all know Banks lived in an era of extreme before, he knows what he needs to do and how to do it. Personally, though, I don’t think we should stoop down to the Voltage brand’s level, but y’know… FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME! 

( ‘It Follows’ by Cane Hill is heard blasting through the speakers of the arena before the crowd boos thunderously in response. The camera then goes over to the stage to show Xander Payne begin to make his way out with a serious expression plastered over his face. He has his sights set solely on Ronn Banks inside the ring as he then begins to make his way down the ramp and towards the ring from there. )

Stephie Love: And his opponent… from Toronto, Ontario, Canada… weighing in at 240 pounds… EAW HALL OF FAMER… ‘THE PAYNEKILLER’… XANDER PAYNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: As for Xander we know about his feelings regarding how his run has gone recently. He felt despite being a newly inducted Hall of Famer, that he lost his stride, and that he needs something to propel him back to the glory that he once had while being the World Heavyweight God… that’s where Ronn Banks comes in. 

Flannery McCoy: If he can get a win over Ronn Banks, a legend whose name speaks for itself, AND someone who has gotten wins over people like Andre Walker and Jake Smith more recently… well then Xander could very well be on the trajectory that he wants himself to be on. But then again, that’ll be determined via whether or not he wins or not.

Jake Mercer: People call Xander the villain in this, but really it’s Banks! Yeah, who the fuck burns down the wrestling school that he used to love and cherish and call his own? That’s despicable! Xander is going to get his revenge and it’s going to happen TONIGHT. 

( DING! DING! DING! )

Stew-O: Oh boy, here we go. This Extreme Rules match is officially underway and the possibilities are endless, especially considering the people involved. We’ve seen how far Xander Payne is willing to go in matches like these, and Ronn Banks… well, needs no explanation. The two of them are ready to go to war tonight, and only one of them can come out on top. 

Flannery McCoy: I THINK THEY GET THAT STEW, AND XANDER IS WASTING ZERO TIME SPRINTING FULL SPEED AT BANKS AND CLOBBERING HIM WITH A FOREARM STRIKE! Banks is sent backward into his corner while Xander engages and begins to unload on him with repeated right hand punches! Banks tries to block it the best he can, but ultimately stops the assault with a sharp knee to the abdomen! Xander stumbles backward but quickly runs forward, GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE TO THE CORNER-

Jake Mercer: But Banks manages to sidestep that before pushing Xander into the corner instead! Xander turns around backed up against the turnbuckles, only to be met with a stiff right hand to the face which leaves him reeling! Banks from there sends him towards the opposite corner, before he turns around and runs towards him…. LAUNCHING INTO THE AIR AND GOING FOR A FLYING FOREARM TO THE FACE- But Xander moves out of the way of that causing Banks to collide with the corner! Xander from there grabs a hold of him, BEFORE LIFTING HIM OFF THE GROUND AND CONNECTING WITH SNAKE EYES TO DROP BANKS DOWN TO THE CANVAS!

( Xander looks down at Banks who clutches his head in pain, before looking at the corner. Instantly he swoops in and clutches at the top turnbuckle, ripping the padding right off of its hinges and leaving an exposed turnbuckle in its wake. The crowd boos Xander maliciously as he can only shake his head in response and focus back in on his opponent. )

Stew-O: Well that’s definitely going to be a hard landing for Banks, and Xander is going to make sure of it. He grabs Banks by his hair and tugs him up to his feet, BEFORE POPPING HIM UP OFF THE GROUND AND GOING FOR ONE MORE SNAKE EYES ON THE EXPOSED TURNBUCKLE! But Banks manages to slip off of his shoulders and land behind him, BEFORE PUSHING HIM INTO THE CORNER! Xander’s face collides with the exposed turnbuckle and that leaves him stunned, and in perfect position for Xander to grab him around his waist, AND LIFT HIM UP OFF THE GROUND AND TAKE HIM DOWN WITH A RELEASE GERMAN SUPLEX!

( Xander takes a hard tumble to the ground, he knows he’s in trouble, and he avoids that by rolling out of the ring. Banks gets up to a knee and looks at him, and it’s apparent that he’s unhappy about that. )

Flannery McCoy: Xander heading into retreat was possibly the best option for him seeing as though things were not going his way and this is the perfect chance for a breather. But I don’t think Banks is intending to give him any of that, as he gets back up to his feet and turns around towards the ropes… LOOKING TO NAIL HIM WITH A SUICIDE DIVE ATTEMPT!

( CLANK! )

Jake Mercer: XANDER JUST YANKED A CHAIR FROM THE CROWD AND THREW IT AT THE HEAD OF BANKS IN MID-AIR! STRATEGIC MOVE BY XANDER TO GET OUT OF THE SITUATION HE WAS IN! 

( Xander turns around and sees that he snatched the chair from a little kid. He simply scoffs and makes a crying gesture before grabbing Banks by the head. )

Stew-O: Xander begins to rain down lefts and rights on the head of Banks who seems too dazed by the chair shot to the head to fully retaliate! Banks begins to bring his hands up, but that’s not before Xander brings him up and looks to toss him- But before that happens Banks connects with an elbow to the abdomen which stops Xander’s assault momentarily! Xander is reeling while Banks wraps his arms around his waist, AND RUNS HIM SPINE FIRST INTO THE EDGE OF THE APRON! Xander is hurt and Banks takes advantage now grabbing him by his head, BEFORE THROWING HIM UP AGAINST THE BARRICADE THIS TIME WHICH LEAVES XANDER CRUMBLING DOWN TO THE MAT IN WHAT SHOULD BE AGONIZING PAIN RIGHT NOW!

Flannery McCoy: Xander tries his best to get up by grabbing the edge of the barricade and using that as leverage, but Banks grabs a hold of his head once again before attacking him with repeated forearm strikes towards the face! BANKS THEN GRABS HIM BY THE HEAD BEFORE SLAMMING IT UP AGAINST THE BARRICADE LEAVING XANDER STUNNED MOMENTARILY! This gives Banks the opportunity to lock him into a front facelock and drag him outward, before lifting him up off the ground… HE’S GOING FOR A SUPLEX ONTO THE RINGSIDE MATTING!

Jake Mercer: BUT XANDER MANAGES TO SLIP OUT AND LAND BEHIND HIM! Xander reels him in before connecting with a strike to the back which stops him before he can respond back! Xander then turns him around before setting his sights on something… THROWING BANKS FACE-FIRST INTO THE RING POST! THAT GRUESOME THUD THAT FOLLOWED DEFINITELY DIDN’T HELP BANKS EITHER UPON IMPACT! 

( Banks drops down to the ground, but is already beginning to pull himself back up. He drags his hand through his forehead, trying to see if there’s any blood flow, but that’s not present. Meanwhile, Xander has deviated his attention away from Banks and has instead begun to look under the ring, seeing what he can use to get ahead in this matchup. Before long his eyes light up and he ends up pulling out something. )

Stew-O: Xander has a kendo stick in his hands now as he looks towards Banks who is continuing to try and get back up, but if he turns around he might be met with a rude awakening in the process. Banks stumbles back up, unbeknownst to him what awaits on the other side. XANDER RUNS FORWARD AND TAKES A SWING WITH THE KENDO STICK TOWARDS THE ABDOMEN OF BANKS!

Flannery McCoy: BUT BANKS SIDE-STEPS THAT AND GRABS IT JUST IN TIME! Both of them lock into an intense tug of war for the weapon, but it’s Banks that manages to kick Xander in the abdomen before snatching it away! Xander stumbles backward but looks towards Banks once again- ONLY FOR BANKS TO SWING THE KENDO STICK RIGHT TOWARDS HIS HEAD AND DROP HIM DOWN TO THE MAT! AND NOW BANKS IS USING THAT KENDO STICK TO BEGIN ABSOLUTELY WAILING AWAY ON XANDER WHO HAS NO WAY TO DEFEND HIMSELF RIGHT NOW FROM THE DAMAGE HE’S TAKING! 

Jake Mercer: This is definitely not the way Xander expected this match to go, and now Banks is continuing to beat the shit out of him with absolutely no remorse! You wanted Ronn Banks, Xander, well you damn well got him! Xander is forced to absorb all these shots, but it looks like Banks has taken a step back and separated himself from Xander. He’s stopped his assault and decided to look at Xander who is in immense pain at the moment. 

( SNAP! )

( Banks looks at the kendo stick before snapping it in half over his knee. He drops one of the halves before looking at the other and the jutted edges where it broke in half. He then makes his way over to Xander before locking him in a headlock with one arm. )

Stew-O: NO! NO! BANKS JUST STABBED THE SHARP PART OF THE KENDO STICK RIGHT INTO THE FOREHEAD OF XANDER! BANKS IS TWISTING THAT SPIKY KENDO STICK AND DRAGGING IT ALONG THE FOREHEAD OF XANDER AND YOU CAN SEE THE BLOOD POURING LIKE A RIVER RIGHT NOW WHILE IT DOES! XANDER CONTINUES TO SCREAM HELPLESSLY IN PAIN! BANKS IS PUTTING HIM THROUGH HELL AND I’M SURE THIS IS NOT WHAT HE EXPECTED TO HAPPEN WHATSOEVER! 

Flannery McCoy: Banks finally relents and pushes Xander to the ground and you just have to wonder the pain that must be surging through his body right now thanks to this. But Banks doesn’t really give a damn, in fact, he’s going to amplify that if that’s what it’s going to take to win. Banks has made his way around the ring before looking down at the ring mat, oh dear, why is he tearing the padding up… 

Jake Mercer: Well, I mean, isn’t it obvious. :troll: All that’s left is bare concrete and I’m sure that spells trouble for Xander in more ways than one. Banks then turns around and makes his way back over to Xander before clutching at his head and tugging him over to the exposed part of the ringside area. Xander is clearly going through it right now and it’s going to be a challenge, for the most part, to get himself out of the situation that he’s in right now. Banks brings Xander up to his feet, but before he can set him up for anything Xander wastes no time beginning to attack him with groggy forearm strikes to the face trying to catch him off guard! 

Stew-O: Well the most that can do in my eyes is prolong the inevitable and I think that’s what Xander is trying to do right now! But before he can go any further Banks stops him with a knee towards the abdomen which forces him to double over! Xander gives a groan of pain while Banks pulls him into a front facelock and sets him up… HE’S GOING FOR A SUPLEX ONTO THE EXPOSED CONCRETE! 

Flannery McCoy: BUT XANDER MANAGES TO RETALIATE BY LIFTING BANKS OVER HIS HEAD AND DROPPING HIM INTO A BACK BODY DROP INSTEAD ON THE CONCRETE! THAT WAS A HARD LANDING FOR HIM! Banks gives a cry of pain while Xander looks to take advantage by grabbing him by his head and rolling him back into the ring, while Xander rolls back into the ring as well to continue his attack. Who knows what he could be going for here though… HE’S GOING FOR ‘MEMENTO MORI’! THE ONE-HANDED ELECTRIC CHAIR USHIGOROSHI ONTO RONN BANKS CONNECTS!

Jake Mercer: NO IT DOESN’T! Banks begins to rain down punches towards the top of his head trying to get him to let go of him and get him off of his shoulders! Xander tries to hold on, but he can only maintain that so long before he crumbles! And ultimately he’s forced to let Banks go, BUT LOOKS TO TAKE HIS HEAD OFF WITH A LARIAT IN THE PROCESS! But Banks manages to duck under that while keeping a hold of the arm of Xander, turning him around and sending him towards the turnbuckles with an Irish whip! Xander is backed up towards the corner but tries to look up to see what the fuck is going on, AND NOW HE HAS AN ANSWER WITH BANKS RUNNING FORWARD AND CONNECTING WITH A CORNER SHINING WIZARD! HE ISN’T DONE THOUGH AS HE GRABS XANDER BY THE HEAD AND RUNS HIM FORWARD CONNECTING WITH A BULLDOG! XANDER IS TAKEN DOWN WHILE BANKS INSTANTLY ROLLS HIM ONTO HIS BACK AND HOOKS THE LEG! GOING FOR THE PIN! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRR-

Stew-O: BUT RIGHT ON TIME! XANDER MANAGES TO KICK OUT! I don’t think Banks really gives a damn though, instead, he probably expected Xander to kick out more than he did stay down. That’s how much of a fighter Xander is, and one can only wonder what Banks has in store for Xander as this match goes on. Which is exactly what we might find out right now. Banks has rolled out of the ring and went under the ring apron, looking under to see what he can use to get the upper hand in this match. And oh dear…

( Banks, of course, pulls out a small black bag which he waves into the air to the ecstatic cheers of the crowd knowing exactly what it is. He rolls back into the ring and looks at Xander on the inside with a smirk on his face, before opening the bag and flipping it upside down, pouring out the contents from the inside. )

Flannery McCoy: Thumbtacks, a classic. Banks is clearly going to put that to good use and that does not mean anything good for Xander Payne in the process. The thumbtacks are scattered on the floor and you can see the eyes of Xander Payne widen as he acknowledges that, he knows that that’s going to hurt if Banks manages to slam him down on top of them. Which is exactly what Banks is looking to do, grabbing Xander by the head and tugging him up to his feet, HE’S LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A SUPLEX TO SEND HIM INTO THE TACKS!

Jake Mercer: But before that can happen it’s Xander that shows a sign of life beginning to send punches towards his abdomen to weaken the grip that he has on him! That’s definitely not something that Banks had in mind right now and he has to fend that off before he can keep the assault that he has in mind going! But Xander is continuing to unload on him with repeated strikes towards his abdomen! Because we know damn well that he really does want zero part in this! He wants to hightail it while he has the chance, or possibly take Banks down instead! 

Stew-O: Banks is ultimately forced to let go and you know that he didn’t want to do that but really he had no choice! He instead steps forward and attempts to strike Xander with a forearm- But Xander manages to grab a hold of it before pushing it away! Banks stumbles back, BEFORE GOING FOR A CLOTHESLINE THIS TIME! But Xander ducks under that before grabbing a hold of the arm and setting him up… 

Flannery McCoy: ‘RIPTIDE’! ‘RIPTIDE’ CONNECTS ON THE THUMBTACKS! THE TWISTING BRAINBUSTER DROPS BANKS DOWN TO THE GROUND AND XANDER KNOWS THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HE NEEDS RIGHT NOW! HE ROLLS BANKS ONTO HIS BACK WHILE THOSE THUMBTACKS CONTINUE TO DIG INTO HIS SPINE AND HOOKS THE LEG! PINNING HIS SHOULDERS DOWN TO THE MAT FOR THE THREE! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEE-

Jake Mercer: BUT BANKS MANAGES TO SHOOT HIS SHOULDER UP JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME! He’s clearly beginning to test Xander’s patience right now, while Xander does everything humanly possible to keep his composure right now. It’s clear that he’s unhappy about Banks’ continued persistence, but this is something that he probably should’ve expected from someone especially who’s at the level of competing that Banks is at. Xander grabs Banks by the head and begins to tug him towards a corner, what does he have planned here?

Stew-O: Xander has Banks in a corner and immediately he begins to tee off on him with repeated punches towards the face! Banks is trying to defend himself right now but something like that is proving to be a challenge especially this deep into the match! Banks tries to retaliate, but Xander steps forward and boots him right in the abdomen dropping him down to the mat in pain! And now Xander is rolling out of the ring, oh dear…

Flannery McCoy: Xander has a hold of Banks leg as he drags it around and looks towards the ring post, what could be on the mind of the ever-so sadistic Xander Payne??? WAIT! HE HAS BANKS LEGS AND HE LOCKS HIM INTO A RING POST FIGURE FOUR! RINGPOST FIGURE FOUR! BANKS’ LEGS MUST BE TEARING AWAY AND LOOK AT THE CRIES OF PAIN WHILE BANKS SCRATCHES AND CLAWS TRYING TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THIS! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL AND XANDER KNOWS IT! 

Jake Mercer: Xander finally relents and lets go of the hold even though there was nothing stopping him from keeping it locked in, and he takes the right leg of Banks, BEFORE SLAMMING IT UP AGAINST THE RINGPOST FOR GOOD MEASURE! Xander then reaches and grabs a hold of the head of Banks before pulling him out to the outside of the ring, and Banks is defenseless right now, in way too much pain to forward any sort of retaliation towards Xander at the moment. Xander scoops the leg of Banks and tugs him back up, BEFORE DROPPING HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A BRUTAL DRAGON SCREW! Xander isn’t done though as he turns Banks around onto his back, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A KNEE DROP TO HIS LEG TO SEND A SHOCKWAVE OF PAIN THROUGH HIS BODY! 

Stew-O: That’s definitely not going to do him any good right now, and certainly whatever Xander has planned next isn’t either. He grabs Banks, BEFORE THROWING HIM SHOULDER FIRST INTO THE BARRICADE NOW SENDING HIM DOWN TO THE MAT ONCE AGAIN! 

( Xander, with every fiber of his being, begins to approach a commentary booth. He rips off the front of it and tosses it down to the ground before cleaning it off with a quick swipe. He barks at the commentary team to leave but gets sass from one of them to follow… )

Persephone: (off-mic) Umm, excuse fucking you??? There are two other commentary tables and you just had to choose THIS ONE especially when I’M ON MY FUCKING LUNCH BREAK!

Xander Payne: (off-mic) Politely, kill yourself. 🙂

( Persephone screams in frustration before standing up and storming the scene. Xander then turns around and makes his way over before grabbing the head of Banks and beginning to tug him over to the exposed announcer’s table. )

Flannery McCoy: Banks isn’t going to stand down though, breaking free of Xander’s grip before beginning to attack him with lefts and rights that leave him off guard momentarily! Banks grabs him by the head, BEFORE SLAMMING HIM AGAINST THE VOLTAGE ANNOUNCERS TABLE-

Jake Mercer: But Xander manages to hold out his hands just in time before that can happen! Xander then sends an elbow towards his chest before grabbing Banks, INSTEAD SLAMMING HIM AGAINST THE ANNOUNCERS TABLE IN RETALIATION! Banks is stunned, and oh my, this isn’t going to turn out very well. Xander heaves Banks up into the air and places him down on the announcer’s table, and right now I think he’s about to join him there and go for something big to drop him through!

Stew-O: Xander is standing on the announcer’s table now and is also grabbing Banks’ head bringing him up too. This is a very precarious position that I’m sure especially Banks doesn’t want himself to be in right now, but Xander is going to take advantage while he can and whether or not Banks is going to do something about it remains to be seen. Xander grabs him before pulling him in between his legs, lifting him up… HE’S GOING FOR A PACKAGE PILEDRIVER THROUGH THE ANNOUNCERS TABLE! ‘PAYNEKILLER’!

Flannery McCoy: But Banks drops his weight and Xander is forced to bring him back down! Xander has had to go through so much in this match that the strength that he usually has is slowly beginning to falter as time goes on. Xander rains punches down on Banks trying to get him to let go, but that doesn’t help as Banks manages to slip out of the Package Piledriver position! Banks from there drops himself off of the top rope, AND BEFORE XANDER CAN DO THE SAME IT’S BANKS THAT MANAGES TO SWEEP HIS LEGS FROM BENEATH HIM AND TRIP HIM LEAVING XANDER LYING ON THE ANNOUNCERS TABLE IN A WORLD OF HURT RIGHT NOW!

( Banks grabs Xander by the head before beginning to punch him repeatedly in the skull. Even with the simplest of moves, blood flies everywhere as the two of them are evidently not in the best of shape right now. Xander is barely able to move due to the amount of pain he’s in, and Banks looks to take advantage of that by immediately turning around and rolling back into the ring. He stands towards the corner, looking out while the crowd pops loudly seemingly knowing what he’s going for here. He hypes them up and gets them excited quickly before focusing back on his opponent. )

Jake Mercer: Oh dear, Xander is unresponsive laying flat on the announcer’s table, meanwhile, Banks has already made his way up to the top rope. He’s positioning himself and setting his sights on Xander who is still on the outside, there is no way that Banks is going for this, no way…

( **CRASH!** )

Stew-O: ‘FLYING DRACO’ TO THE OUTSIDE THROUGH THE ANNOUNCER’S TABLE BY RONN FUCKING BANKS! THE ELBOW DROP CONNECTS AND THE TABLE COLLAPSES SENDING XANDER PAYNE RIGHT THROUGH IT! AND BOTH OF THEM ARE DOWN! XANDER LOOKS COMPLETELY OUT OF IT AND BANKS HAS DEFINITELY SEEN BETTER DAYS AFTER THAT ONE! WHAT A MOVE! 

( INSTANT REPLAY: Banks is seen balancing himself on the top rope in a standing position, looking towards Xander on the outside and taking a deep breath. From there, in slow motion, he’s seen propelling off of the balls of his feet to the outside, flying through the air, and connecting with the ‘Flying Draco’ elbow drop which sends both of them crashing through the announcer’s table. )

Flannery McCoy: Back to the action, Banks has managed to get back up to his feet with the last of his strength and grab Xander before stuffing him back into the ring. He follows and enters back in as well before rolling him onto his back, HOOKING THE LEG AND GOING FOR A PIN ATTEMPT! COULD WE BE SEEING THE ENDING OF THIS MATCH RIGHT HERE?!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Jake Mercer: WHAT THE?! HOW WAS XANDER PAYNE ABLE TO GET THE SHOULDER UP! THE PERSISTENCE OF THIS MAN EVEN AFTER EVERYTHING THAT HE’S BEEN THROUGH! BANKS LOOKS DISTRAUGHT! BUT HE ALSO HAS TO REALIZE DESPITE THIS TURN OF EVENTS THAT WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT THIS MATCH CONTINUES ONWARD!

Stew-O: You can see the tired expression on the face of Ronn Banks, he doesn’t know what it’s going to take to keep Xander down for good, but that does not mean he’s going to stop trying. Both of these two have put one another through the wringer so far, and there really is no going back from this point on. Banks beginning to rise back up to his feet, looking down at Xander who can barely even recover at this point. I don’t think Xander realizes that he’s being led right into Banks’ trap, what could he be going for here…

Flannery McCoy: BANKS GRABS XANDER AND LIFTS HIM UP INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY! HE’S GOING FOR ‘GO TO RETIREMENT’! FIREMAN’S CARRY KNEE STRIKE TO FINISH THIS MATCH OFF FOR GOOD AND MARK ANOTHER VICTORY IN THE BOOK FOR RONN BANKS!

Jake Mercer: WHAT THE?! XANDER JUST JAMMED SOMETHING INTO THE FOREHEAD OF BANKS! BEFORE HE GOT UP HE SCOOPED ONE OF THE THUMBTACKS OFF OF THE FLOOR AND USED THAT TO STOP BANKS BEFORE MATTERS GOT WORSE! BANKS IS FORCED TO LET GO AND XANDER LANDS ON THE MAT! 

Stew-O: Banks recovers and tries to set his sights back on Xander before things get worse- BUT XANDER STEPS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH ‘OVERDOSE’! DISCUS PALM STRIKE TO THE NOSE OF BANKS DROPS HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS AND XANDER WASTES NO TIME CRUMBLING DOWN TO THE MAT AND FALLING OVER BANKS! PINNING HIS SHOULDERS TO THE MAT! PIN ATTEMPT!

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEE-

Flannery McCoy: BUT BANKS MANAGES TO GET THE SHOULDER UP! Xander needed something quick to turn this match back around in his favor, and his trademark ‘Overdose’ move was perfect to do that. But Xander is right back out of the ring, and at this point in the match, I don’t even know if it’s retreat or to get something out from under the ring. And right now that seems to be the latter with Xander going under the ring apron and see what he can pull out while Banks is down.

Jake Mercer: XANDER HAS A TABLE! He pushes that right into the ring and rolls back in himself before clutching at the table again and bringing it back up. Banks is trying his best to get back up to his feet right now, BUT XANDER RUNS FORWARD AND SLAMS THAT TABLE RIGHT AGAINST HIS FACE DROPPING HIM DOWN ONTO THE CANVAS! Banks is down and Xander uses that to flip the table over and kick open its legs, before propping it up. You know what he wants to do right now, he wants to put Banks through that table, and right now seeing the condition that Banks is in he will have no problem doing that! 

Stew-O: Xander grabs him and pulls him in… HE’S GOING TO POWERBOMB HIM STRAIGHT INTO THE TABLE! NO! NO!

Flannery McCoy: WAIT! Banks manages to slip off his shoulders and land in front of him this time! Xander tries to retaliate, BUT BANKS RUNS FORWARD AND CONNECTS WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT SENDS HIM OVER THE TOP ROPE AND TUMBLING DOWN TO RINGSIDE ONCE AGAIN! Banks shoves the table away as it collapses flat while he turns and begins to run the ropes… BEFORE LAUNCHING THROUGH AND TAKING XANDER DOWN TO THE CANVAS WITH A SUICIDE DIVE WHILE HE TRIED TO GET BACK UP TO HIS FEET! 

Jake Mercer: Xander is taken down to the canvas while Banks grabs a hold of him by his head and gets him back into the ring! Banks doesn’t enter the ring instead he jumps up onto the apron and waits for Xander to get back up to his feet… LAUNCHING OFF OF THE ROPES AND GOING FOR A SPRINGBOARD CLOTHESLINE TO TAKE XANDER DOWN TO THE MAT- But Xander manages to move out of the way just in time! Banks rolls back up to his feet and turns on his heels, IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONING INTO A ROUNDHOUSE KICK TO THE SIDE OF XANDER’S HEAD TO TAKE HIM DOWN! 

Stew-O: BUT XANDER DUCKS UNDER THAT TOO! Banks misses while Xander grabs a hold of him, LIFTS HIM INTO THE AIR AND DROPS HIM DOWN WITH AN EXPLODER SUPLEX! The sheer impact of that causes Banks to shoot up to a kneeling position, WHILE XANDER TURNS AROUND ON THE SPOT AND GOES FOR A KNEE STRIKE TOWARDS THE HEAD- But before that can happen it’s Banks that manages to move out of the way of that and dodge it before it can connect! Banks then gets back up to his feet, BEFORE RUNNING FORWARD AND GRABBING A HOLD OF THE HEAD OF XANDER LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH A RUNNING BULLDOG ATTEMPT!

Flannery McCoy: XANDER MANAGES TO LIFT BANKS OFF OF THE GROUND BEFORE DROPPING HIM DOWN TO THE CANVAS! Banks crashes down to the mat in a seated position while Xander grabs him by the waist and brings him back up, GOING FOR A GERMAN SUPLEX TO TAKE HIM DOWN TO THE MAT- BUT BANKS MANAGES TO RESPOND WITH A BACK ELBOW TO THE FACE THAT SENDS XANDER BACK! Banks then turns around from there, BEFORE CONNECTING WITH A PUMP KICK TO THE FACE! 

Jake Mercer: Xander stumbles back up to his feet, and I don’t think he has the slightest of a clue where the fuck he is at the moment and that’s not going to do him any good. Banks is waiting for him, and whenever Xander turns around he’s going to be in for something…

Stew-O: BANKS LIFTING XANDER ONTO HIS SHOULDERS! HE’S GOING FOR ‘GO TO RETIREMENT’! FIREMAN’S CARRY KNEE STRIKE!

Flannery McCoy: BUT XANDER WITH A SWIFT BACK ELBOW TO THE SIDE OF THE HEAD FORCES BANKS TO LOOSEN HIS GRIP AND ALLOW XANDER TO SLIP OUT AND LAND BEHIND HIM! Xander then throws him to the ropes and back…

Jake Mercer: HE’S GOING FOR ‘LAST SEDATION’! POP-UP POWERBOMB TO DRIVE BANKS DOWN TO THE CANVAS FOR GOOD!

Stew-O: BUT BANKS USES THAT MOMENTUM TO SWING HIMSELF AROUND AND DROP XANDER INTO A HURRICANRANA! Both of them have just countered one another’s big moves and they know that they’re both on crunch time now. Xander stumbles back up to his feet while Banks approaches, ONLY FOR XANDER TO GO UNDER AND CONNECT WITH A CHOP BLOCK TO HIS KNEE CAP TO SEND HIM STUMBLING BACKWARD AND DIPPING DOWN TO A KNEE! 

Flannery McCoy: We know that Xander spent a portion of the match targeting the legs of Banks and that surely has come into play right now. And now Xander grabs him, BEFORE LIFTING HIM UP AND DROPPING HIM DOWN INTO A SIDEWALK SLAM! Xander then shoots himself back up to his feet and falling back against the corner while Banks is down, and I think we might have an idea of what he has up his sleeve right now. 

Jake Mercer: Xander is slowly beginning to make his way up to the top rope, looking down at Banks who is still trying to find a way back up to his feet especially after everything that he’s went through. Both of them have put one another through hell and right now Xander is looking to be the one to put Banks away right here. Xander positions himself… BEFORE LAUNCHING OFF OF THE TOP ROPE FOR A CROSSBODY! HE’S GOING TO CRUSH BANKS! 

Stew-O: WAIT! WAIT! NO WAY BANKS JUST CAUGHT XANDER IN HIS ARMS! HE HAS XANDER IN HIS POSSESSION AND HE’S BEGINNING TO BRING HIM TOWARDS THE CENTER OF THE RING! WHAT STRENGTH IS BEING SHOWN RIGHT NOW BY THE HALL OF FAMER! BANKS POPS XANDER UP ONTO HIS SHOULDERS INTO A FIREMAN’S CARRY! AND I THINK WE KNOW WHAT HE MIGHT BE GOING FOR HERE! 

Flannery McCoy: ‘GO TO RETIREMENT’ CONNECTS! GOD KNOWS HOW MANY TIMES BANKS HAS TRIED FOR THAT MOVE AND HE STICKS IT! XANDER IS DOWN ON THE MAT AND BANKS IMMEDIATELY DROPS DOWN AND HOOKS THE LEG! PIN ATTEMPT! PIN ATTEMPT! 

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

Jake Mercer: WHAT THE?! XANDER PAYNE MANAGES TO SHOOT HIS SHOULDER UP! WHAT THE HELL?! AFTER EVERYTHING THAT BOTH OF THESE COMPETITORS HAVE PUT THEMSELVES THROUGH! ALL OF THAT! I SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD SAYING IT BUT GODDAMN HONESTLY WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE???

( Banks is up in a kneeling position, confused as hell why this match isn’t over just yet. He looks over to the referee and holds up a two and the referee nods, Banks can only respond with a shrug, nothing he can really do about that. He looks around for a moment seeing what he can do, before he lays his eyes on something that perks his interest. )

Stew-O: BANKS HAS A HOLD OF THE TABLE! He begins to set it up and put it down at the center of the ring. Remember, this is the one that Xander pulled out from under the apron and tried to put Banks through earlier in the match, but Banks saw through that and managed to counter it just in time. But right now Xander is going to try and return the favor by putting Xander through the table instead and that’s surely not going to be any sort of good- Wait, what the hell…

Flannery McCoy: BANKS JUST LIT THE TABLE ON FIRE! IT’S ABLAZE! DEAR GOD WHAT DOES HE HAVE PLANNED FOR XANDER???

Jake Mercer: Banks turns around and grabs a hold of a limp Xander who probably doesn’t even know where he is at this point in the match. He pushes him into the corner, and heaves him up to the top rope. Oh dear, I think I might have a clue regarding whatever Banks might be going for here. Both of them find themselves on the top rope and Banks has him clutched by the head as he begins to set him up, no… no he wouldn’t…  

Stew-O: BANKS IS GOING FOR THE PEPSI PLUNGE THROUGH THE FLAMING TABLE! 

Flannery McCoy: WAIT! XANDER SLIPS OUT BEFORE SENDING A PUNCH TOWARDS THE FACE OF BANKS SENDING HIM OFF OF THE TOP ROPE! Banks stumbles backward, but quickly runs back up to the top to try and reprimand that! But Xander already catches him with repeated forearm shots to the face! The fact that he’s showing signs of life right now even after everything he’s been through is actually remarkable! BUT BANKS WITH A HEADBUTT! Banks has him set up now, oh dear what’s in the plans now???

Jake Mercer: BANKS LEAPING ON TO XANDER’S SHOULDERS AND GOING FOR A TOP-ROPE FRANKENSTEINER THROUGH THE TABLE!

( CRASH! )

Stew-O: THAT TRANSITIONS XANDER INTO AN AVALANCHE ‘LAST SEDATION’! POP-UP POWERBOMB THROUGH THE FLAMING TABLE COMPLETELY TAKES BANKS OUT!

( The crowd gasps before going dead silent. Banks is completely unresponsive while the flames start to wither away and Xander can barely even move himself. The referee makes his way over instantly to check on Banks but Xander doesn’t give a damn, he yells at the referee to count as he’s barely able to throw his arm over Banks’ body.)

OOONNNEEE!!!

TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

TTTTTHHHHHHRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

( ‘It Follows’ plays up once again and the crowd really doesn’t know what to say after what they’re just seen. Xander Payne, a bloody mess, pulls himself off of the body of Ronn Banks, who is still unconscious and also a bloody mess, before being helped up by the referee. He gets his hand raised in victory before falling up against the corner, clearly unable to stand by himself, and simply leaning against it and taking a long breather, letting it all soak in. )

Stephie Love: Here is your winner… XANDER PAYNE!!!!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Wow that was… wow… Xander Payne has come out of Pain For Pride with his hand raised in victory, and my what a match that we’ve just gotten the chance to witness. Both of these men laid it all on the line and went to the extreme, which is fitting in an Extreme Rules match of all things. And Xander managed to get the better of Banks, which is not something that most people can say.

( The referee is checking on Banks who is still down and out on top of the smoldering heap that once was a flaming table. He shakes his head before waving down medical who begin to flood out from the backstage area, already on speed dial knowing the way that this match was going. They bring a stretcher out as well, while entering into the ring and beginning to roll Banks onto it slowly. The crowd looks in absolute shock… but that doesn’t stop Xander’s celebration. )

Stew-O: Well, whatever’s happened with Banks it certainly is not good. :lupe: But that’s not our main focus right now, it’s rather Xander at this point. He got his wish, and this is sure to set him up for whatever awaits him during Season 16. What a match once again, and congratulations to Xander on his hard-fought victory.

( Xander stumbles towards the center of the ring, kicking the bits of the table away before turning and looking at Banks who is being stretchered out. He then looks towards the hard camera, a serious expression on his face, before spreading his arms out. The crowd instantly erupts into boos, and the last shot seen is Xander’s serious look slowly turning into a smirk knowing what he’s done, and from there, Pain For Pride transitions to elsewhere.)

EAW: As excitement arises from the final bout of the evening being announced, the fans cheer rabidly in anticipation for this clash of two men who have defined the Dynasty brand all season long.

(Inside the ring stands Stephie Love, a microphone in hand as she’s set to announce the next match!)

Stephie Love: The following singles match is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the EAW Interwire Championship and the EAW World Heavyweight Championship!

Crowd: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSDFLKSJLDKJFLKSDJFLKSJDFKJSLKD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(“Leaving Caladan” by Hans Zimmer begins to play and the crowd erupts into a mixed reaction, though certainly a bit more positive considering the events that have taken in the last few weeks on Friday Night Dynasty. Andre makes his way out with the Interwire Championship around his waist and red lei hangs from around his neck. He looks out around the audience before bringing the Interwire Title from around his waist, lifting it up into the air just as red fireworks go off around the tron, stage, the ramp, and around the outer parts of the stadium!)

Stephie Love: Introducing first, residing from The Isle of Samoa… weighing 245 pounds… he is 2022 King of Elite winner and the reigning and defending, current Interwire Champion… “The Kaiser” ANNNNNNNDDDDDDRRRRRREEEEEEE WAAAAAALLLLLLLLKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!

Jake Mercer: Who does this man think he is?! Some kind of tribal chief?! Next he’ll be telling us to acknowledge him as the head of the table – I refuse!

Stew-O: Regardless of whether you like him or not, Andre Walker has made his way to this match having elected to use Championship opportunity that comes with winning the King of Elite Tournament on the World Heavyweight Championsihp! He had seemingly already made his mind up and said he’d be the one whoever had the Championship by now would be facing, and we’ve known since Grand Rampage that would be The Visual Prophet!

Flannery McCoy: These two quickly got things off to a tense start and Viz only escalated things from there with jokes and seemingly not taking Andre as seriously as Andre would’ve liked, and when Angelo and Viz went after Albert, it only got personal from there!

Jake Mercer: And I still say that Albert shouldn’t have been talking shit! What the hell did he expect?!

Flannery McCoy: Is that an invitation for anyone to put you through a table, Jake? :mjpls:

Jake Mercer: This isn’t about me :mjpls:!

Stew-O: But what it is about, is the Interwire Championship that Andre is bringing with him to the ring and how he enters this with the success that he’s accumulated for himself! He’s got immense pressure on him tonight as he enters his first-ever Pain for Pride against one of the most dynamic stars that EAW has ever had; we’ll have to see how he holds up!

(Andre by now has entered the ring and he paces on the far side of it while he stares down the stage in anticipation of his opponent. “Leaving Caladan” fades out and there’s a moment where it’s just the buzz of the crowd as they await the arrival of the World Heavyweight Champion. The lights beam around the arena in various directions before dying down to submerge the stadium in dim darkness.)

(“Back To Life” by Soul II Soul brings the crowd to erupt into boos as the lights of the stage and ramp shoot straight up during the first few seconds of the song while smoke billows out from around the stage before the lights start to move around the audience, as The Visual Prophet who’s accompanied by Dr. Angelo D’Angelo makes his way out!)

Stephie Love: And his opponent… making his way to the ring from Engadine, Michigan… weighing 265 pounds…. he is the current and defending EAW World Heavyweight Champion….. The Founder of the Visual Prophet Leadership Academy… THE VISSSSSUUUUUUUAAAAAALLLLLL PRROOOOOOOOPPPPPPHHHHHHHEEEEEEETTTTTTT!!!!

Jake Mercer: :blessed:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: The Visual Prophet has found himself the center of some controversy lately as the Visaul Prophet Leadership Academy has been found to be… well, not what we thought it was as the conditions have been revealed to be far from up to code! And according to documents shown by Albert Hitchman before he was put through a table, it was a way for Viz and Angelo to make a profit!

Flannery McCoy: Absolutely despicable if you ask me!

Jake Mercer: Good thing we didn’t! I still say that it was all photoshopped!

Flannery McCoy: I doubt Cage had the time to photoshop an entire video of what that school was like :skip:

Jake Mercer: I guess we’ll just never know! Such a shame!

Flannery McCoy: :skip:!!!!

Stew-O: What we do know is that The Visual Prophet has had no problem introducing Andre Walker to what kind of schemes he’s willing to run in order to keep himself on top, whether that’s jokes about his appearance or forcing Andre into the frustrating position of feeling like he’s not being taken seriously. Very few people are able to do things as effectively as Viz, and when he’s got his focus set, it’s easy to get caught up in all that!

Flannery McCoy: I don’t like all this crap that he has going on on the side with his so-called school, but there’s no denying that Viz is an effective star and competitor. We’ve say that throughout his time in EAW – even sharing a few of the same accomplishments as Andre such as being New Breed Champion and King of Elite winners – but Viz is able to bring something different to the table that people just can’t be taught, and how he applies that here, could be trouble for Andre!

Jake Mercer: There’s no “could be” about it, Flannery, because it WILL be! Andre Walker hasn’t faced off against The Visual Prophet when he’s like this and he’s sure to learn a few things from the man who ALLOWED him to be on the Stadium Stampede team, the most important being that he was never fit to lace up The Visual Prophet’s boots!

(As The Visual Prophet climbs up onto the apron, he raises the World Heavyweight Championship in the air with a colorful explosion of fireworks going off starting from the entrance stage and ending high in the sky above the stadium! While Angelo remains outside the ring, Viz enters and hands off the World Heavyweight Championship to the official, who now raises both the World Heavyweight Championship and the Interwire Championship! Handing them off to ringside, the referee calls for the bell!)

(DING! DING! DING!)

Stew-O: “KAISER’S TOUCH”!!! ANDRE WITH A SUPERMAN PUNCH TO CATCH THE VISUAL PROPHET RIGHT AFTER THE BELL!!!!

Jake Mercer: :krabs:!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Viz stumbles over to the ropes- “KAISER’S TOUCH” AGAIN!!!! THE DEFENDING CHAMP TAKES ANOTHER HUGE PUNCH TO THE FACE AND VIZ DOESN’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO GO!!!

Jake Mercer: STOP THE FUCKING MATCH!!!! HE’S NOT READY!!!!

Flannery McCoy: THE VISUAL PROPHET IS ROCKED AS HE SOMEHOW FINDS HIMSELF GOING OVER TO THE CORNER, AND ANDRE STRIKES WITH THE SUPERMAN PUNCH AGAIN!!!!

Jake Mercer: CUT THE CAMERAS!!!!!!!

Stew-O: THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION LOOKS LIKE HE CAN BARELY KEEP HIMSELF UP AS HE STUMBLES OUT THE CORNER, A HAND OVER HIS FACE! ANDRE RUNS TO THE ROPES AND COMES CHARGING OFF OF THEM AS HE GOES TO LEAP AT VIZ!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: “HUNGER ON HILLSIDE”- NO! ANDRE WENT TO LEAVE HIS FEET BUT THE VISUAL PROPHET GETS HIM WITH A RAISED KNEE RIGHT TO THE FACE! ANDRE’S HEAD SNAPS BACK AFTER RUNNING RIGHT INTO VIZ’S KNEE, AND ANDRE RAISES UP TO A VERTICAL BASE AS THE VISUAL PROPHET STARTS UNLOADING WITH THE PUNCHES! VIZ FIRING WITH PRECISION AND QUICKNESS AFTER THAT SUDDEN START TO THINGS BY ANDRE! VIZ WITH THE UPPERCUT-

Jake Mercer: ANDRE SPINS AWAY FROM IT AND CATCHES THE ARM! ANDRE LOOKING FOR A POSSIBLE BACKSLIDE BUT THE VISUAL PROPHET GETS HIS LEG AROUND ANDRE’S TO BLOCK IT! HA! Andre trying to force Viz to the mat but he’s able to keep them standing and Viz throws himself forward with the arms still hooked to throw Andre over his back with Andre coming down on his feet in front of him- THE VISUAL PROPHET CONNECTS WITH A CLOTHESLINE THAT SENDS HIS KING OF ELITE CHALLENGER OVER THE TOP ROPE!!!!

Stew-O: Andre manages to hold onto the rope though, landing on the apron! He pulls himself up from a knee- THE VISUAL PROPHET HITS OFF THE ROPES FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RING AND TACKLES ANDRE THROUGH THE ROPES :damn:!!!!!!!!! VIZ LEAPS INTO ANDRE THROUGH THE TOP AND MIDDLE ROPES, AND BOTH CHAMPIONS GO FLYING OFF THE APRON AND TO THE FLOOR!!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: WHAT A MOVE FROM VIZ JUST NOW TO TAKE ANDRE COMPLETELY DOWN, RIGHT ALONG WITH HIMSELF!!!! ANDRE AND THE VISUAL PROPHET HIT THE RINGSIDE FLOOR WITH A MASSIVE THUD AFTER THE WORLD CHAMPION TAKES DOWN THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION COMPLETELY OFF GUARD!!!!!!

(The 2022 King of Elite winner is down with a hand to his back, appearing to be in obvious pain after that unexpected plummet to the floor thanks to the World Heavyweight Champion!)

Jake Mercer: But look at The Visual Prophet though :drakelike:!!! He’s already back up on his feet with the help of the barricade, slapping the top of the guardrail and not even caring that he’s got fans yelling at him from the front row! The disrespect to this man after he’s done nothing but uplift his community!

Flannery McCoy: :mjpls: I still wanna know what was in those school lunches for those kids to be acting that way-

Jake Mercer: It was only the healthiest, most nutritious lunch plan! I heard they got a free Angelo D’Angelo action figure prize with every meal! Rumor has it, you can’t get them anywhere else!

Flannery McCoy: Now who the hell was asking for that? :skip:

Stew-O: The Visual Prophet makes his way back over to Andre as he was starting to turn himself over on the ground to try to get himself up, but Viz grabs him by the hair and the belt of his pants to get him off the floor, THROWING HIM INTO THE BARRICADE! AN EXPLOSION OF POWER FROM THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION RIGHT NOW AS HE RATTLES THE BARRICADE BY THROWING ANDRE INTO IT!

Jake Mercer: I know Andre’s definitely feeling that :mjlol:!!! He can’t even get himself up as The Visual Prophet kicks him in the ribs, bringing Andre to sit against the barricade, and now Viz is pressing his knee into Andre’s face while holding onto the guardrail for leverage!

Flannery McCoy: The referee for this match is yelling at The Visual Prophet to bring the action back into the ring or leave him with no choice but start a count-out, but Viz is absolutely in no hurry to get the match back between the ropes! It certainly can’t help that Angelo is encouraging it from a safe distance!

Stew-O: Viz finally lets up with the knee and gets a handful of hair as he pulls Andre away from the barricade, running him back-first now into the ring apron and the pained look on Andre’s face says it all! He’s forced to suffer it again as the World Heavyweight Champion repeats it over and over again, before finally rolling Walker back into the ring under the bottom rope. Andre looks to trudge away to create some distance and Viz gets into the ring after climbing up onto the apron, just casually entering the ring and stalking Andre from behind before deciding to grab the legs, lifting him for a huge wheelbarrow suplex!

Jake Mercer: Andre comes down on the back of his head just as much with that, and The Visual Prophet looks to be in full control :blessed:! He’s up on his feet and stomping down on Andre along the way, looking happy with himself as he should! After all, what you all probably didn’t know is that The Visual Prophet put himself through a rigorous training regiment this week in the desert!

Flannery McCoy: Doing what? :skip:

Jake Mercer: I’d be able to tell you if the people running Select Fightful didn’t keep this information hidden behind an unnecessary paywall! But I imagine those sidewinders, coyotes, and diamondbacks never stood a chance :wow:!!!

Stew-O: Viz tauntingly kicks at Andre’s head and shoves it with the bottom of his boot, insisting that Andre get up and fight back. Andre tries to pull himself up as he grabs at Viz’s legs, just to get a knee to the face! Andre is able to stop himself from hitting the mat but the World Heavyweight Champion grabs him by the hair and throws another knee strike at his face while holding the hair! Andre tries to push off but Viz is relentless as he connects with another! The ring official warning Viz about the hair and that just incites the World Heavyweight Champion to send Andre’s head popping off his knee as he finally lets go of the Interwire Champion!

Flannery McCoy: A straight kick to the face takes Andre off his knees and onto his back, forced up to his feet immediately after and Viz whips him across the ring with Andre coming off the ropes- DUCKING A CLOTHESLINE! ANDRE TAKES OFF INTO THE OTHER SET OF ROPES AND VIZ MISSES THE NEXT ATTEMPT, ANDRE SHOOTING OFF THE ROPES AGAIN TO GO RIGHT FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION, BUT VIZ TAKES HIM UP AND OFF HIS FEET FOR A THUNDEROUS SPINEBUSTER!!! HE PLANTS THE KING OF ELITE WINNER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING AND HOOKS THE LEG FOR THE COVER!!!!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOOO!!!!

Stew-O: To save his Interwire Title, Andre gets the shoulder up!

Jake Mercer: Even though it should’ve stayed down!

Flannery McCoy: The Visual Prophet doesn’t appear bothered at all as he sits up beside the stirring Andre Walker and rises to his feet, a cocky grin on his face as he brings himself to stand ahead of Andre who’s trying to get up himself. Viz slaps him over the top of the head and tauntingly shoves him but Andre stays on his feet, getting slapped again and you really have to wonder how irritating or demoralizing that actually is when you’re trying to focus!

Stew-O: WE DON’T HAVE TO WAIT LONG TO FIND OUT AS ANDRE SHOOTS UP WITH A HUGE HOOK TO CATCH VIZ ON THE JAW! THE VISUAL PROPHET IS STUNNED AS ANDRE STARTS FIGHTING BACK, SWINGING AGAIN! Andre showing a sudden burst of momentum as he strikes the World Heavyweight Champion all the way back to the ropes! Viz looks completely taken aback as Andre starts to clobber him repeatedly over the head; getting back at him for the blatant disrespect that had been sent his way!

Flannery McCoy: I imagine that’s coming from the weeks of jokes made at his expense as well; The Visual Prophet has said plenty to either try to embarrass or agitate Andre Walker! Now he’s paying the price! Andre delivers an angled chop to the chest to bring Viz standing upright and you could hear the contact getting made! And now a kick to the gut by Andre, whipping the World Heavyweight Champion across the ring and he rebounds off of the ropes- A HUGE SHOULDER BLOCK BY VIZ TO TAKE DOWN THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION!

Jake Mercer: YESSSIRRRRR!!!! THE TWO OF THEM GET BACK UP TO THEIR FEET BUT ANDRE GETS TAKEN DOWN ONCE AGAIN BY THE DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPION! Viz beats Andre up with Andre trying to take a swing but The Visual Prophet catches the arm to pull him into a knee to the gut, getting a double underhook on Andre and lifts him into a backbreaker! Andre gets dropped against Viz’s knee and then shoved to the mat, Andre unable to recover quick enough as he finds himself getting kicked by Viz until he’s down in the corner again the bottom turnbuckle! But even then, Viz doesn’t let up as he starts stomping away on Andre with an unrestrained ruthlessness that brings the ring official over to step in!

Stew-O: The Visual Prophet is compliant in backing up away from Andre, but not without that amused expression on his face as if he’s hardly surprised that the referee’s concern had to bring that onslaught to an end. Meanwhile in the corner, Andre is pulling himself up with the ropes and Viz pushes right past the official to attack his former Stadium Stampede teammate with shoulder thrusts in the corner! He isn’t holding back as he drives his shoulder right into Andre Walker’s midsection, nearly putting Andre through the turnbuckles every time!

Flannery McCoy: He’s definitely stopped just messing around with Andre right now to start trying to effectively wear him down after thwarting Andre’s offense in the beginning! The referee is there to put a stop to it with a five-count that Viz is sure to abuse by waiting up until the very laston second to let up and back out the corner, the referee reprimading him for not following orders when it came to getting Walker out the corner. Andre is dealing with the effects of that as he’s doubled over in the corner still with an arm held to his midsection, Viz once again going after Andre before he can get out the corner now!

Stew-O: BUT ANDRE IS ABLE TO POP HIM UP AND OVER THE TOP ROPE! VIZ GETS LAUNCHED INTO THE AIR AND COMES DOWN ONTO THE APRON- ANDRE WITH A LOW DROPKICK TO THE LEGS, KNOCKING THE VISUAL PROPHET’S FEET OUT FROM UNDER HIM AND HE HITS FACE-FIRST OFF THE APRON AS HE FALLS! VIZ’S FACE SMACKS THE EDGE OF THE RING AND HE’S DOWN AT RINGSIDE!!!

Jake Mercer: You sound so surprised, but what you probably didn’t know is that is that Andre’s spent plenty of time in the dense forests of Samoa learning to become one with his surroundings and raise his awareness; his alertness isn’t a shock to me! Unfortunately for The Visaul Prophet, he wasn’t expecting him to be ready like that, but he would’ve had he asked me for advice before the match!

Flannery McCoy: Andre leaves from the ring and he’s got the World Heavyweight Champion up on his feet, slamming his face off the apron once again! Angelo can be heard from around the other side of the ring yelling at Andre to get his hands off of Viz, but that only seems to garner a response from Andre to drive Viz into the apron once more! The Visual Prophet stumbles away with his hands over his face and Andre clubs him over the back with a heavy forearm, delivering another as he follows after the other defending Champion before grabbing Viz by the head and bouncing it off the ring post!

Jake Mercer: Viz can’t even react as Andre quickly pulls him into a side headlock just after, keeping him close for punches directed at the face! This hardly seems fair right now when he can’t even see what’s coming his way :wtf:!! And it certainly doesn’t help at all that Andre just stomps on the back of his leg, bringing The Visual Prophet to drp to a knee and quickly following up with a DDT out on the floor! Viz gets the top of his skull spiked right on the ground at ringside and he’s immediately got his hands over his head!

Stew-O: This brings the ring official out to try to check on him, but by then, Andre’s already started kicking Viz toward the ring and grabbing the legs so that the World Heavyweight Champion is positioned under the ring skirt, BEFORE FALLING BACK SO THAT VIZ IS CATAPULTED UP INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE RING APRON!!! VIZ GETS LAUNCHED UP TO GO FACE-FIRST INTO THE HARDEST PART OF THE RING!!!

Jake Mercer: The ring official is all over Andre for not allowing him to check on Viz when he’d gotten to the outside but Andre waves off the official telling him to get into the ring, just as he drags Viz up and rolls him into the ring under the bottom rope. The Visual Prophet is still reeling from that attack as Andre rolls in after him, hooking the leg for a pin attempt!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOO!!!

Stew-O: Viz kicks out before three!

Jake Mercer: Never doubted him, not at all!

Flannery McCoy: Andre doesn’t waste time making a show of things as Viz had, pulling Viz up by the arm and striking him down with a short-arm clothesline! But the defending Interwire Champion keeps hold of the wrist to yank the World Heavyweight Champion right back up and floor him again with another nasty clothesline! Angelo is on the outside screaming for Viz to fight back but Andre is in complete control here as he gets the Champion up one more time, sending him into the ropes with a push kick only for Viz to duck around Andre and catch him in a waistlock!

Stew-O: Viz tries to take Andre off of his feet but Andre somehow manages to keep himself from getting lifted from the mat and starts throwing a number of elbows back at Viz! Andre landing one- two- three- four- five elbow shots to the face just now in an effort to shake The Visual Prophet off of him, another catching Viz in the face again before a side kick and he’s able to fling the World Heavyweight Champion to the canvas in a snapmare takedown and throwing all he’s got into a punch to the middle of the back! Viz looks stunned for a moment after that hit to the spine, but he’s not at all ready for how Andre throws him to the mat and connects with a knee drop right to the face!

Flannery McCoy: That’s just about almost all of that 245 pounds coming down on The Visual Prophet’s face and it’s not like Andre has been given a reason to think twice about anything he does tonight! While Viz is consoling his face from that knee drop, Andre’s already moved on to grabbing one of the other Champion’s legs and pulling it back into a half crab while he’s got his knee planted right in the middle of The Visual Prophet’s back!

Jake Mercer: He’s really about to try to get a submission out of Viz at Pain for Pride?! After everything he did to get people to even notice Andre when he generously allowed him to be on his Stadium Stampede team?! This shit is a slap in the face!

Stew-O: He can’t say he hasn’t done his fair share to bring it upon himself, but that’s surely got to be the least of his concern as it’s only discomfort on his face as he reaches out for the ropes. He’s got Andre’s weight on him and that pressure in his lower back as Andre pulls on his leg, almost like he’s trying to get the bottom of The Visual Prophet’s boot to touch the back of his own head!

Flannery McCoy: Andre has a hold on that leg that he just won’t give up on and Viz knows that he can’t spend much more time in this position before he starts really getting worn down! He tries to drag Andre’s weight with him as he looks to trudge closer to the ropes, only to then start trying to push himself up off the mat to try to alleviate some of the pressure- ANDRE DROPS DOWN ONTO VIZ’S BACK TO FORCE HIM BACK TO THE MAT! Andre’s all over him after that with Angelo watching on visibly frustrated by Andre being in control of things right now!

Stew-O: If he’s frustrated, I can’t begin to imagine how Viz must feel! He had things going his way up until a while ago when Andre was able to assume control and the chance he did have at getting it back, Andre was quick to counter! Andre moves him to the corner once he’s got him on his feet, sending him there with a boot to the chest and Viz collides backward into the turnbuckles where Andre goes in for the attack-

Jake Mercer: :blessed:!!!!!!!!!! BUT THE VISUAL PROPHET COUNTERS WITH A TIMELY URANAGE, CATCHING ANDRE TO SLAM THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION TO THE MAT! Viz leans back into the corner for a moment with a hand to his back but seeing Andre already trying to get himself up brings Viz off the turnbuckles with some renewed intensity, ready to show him just why he’s the champ that runs the camp! 😤

Stew-O: Andre gets himself up but he’s immediately met by shots from The Visual Prophet, fist connecting with his face until Andre tries to cover up but that just brings Viz try to knock the wind out of Walker with a number punches right to the gut! He follows up with a huge uppercut that nearly takes Andre off his feet, leaving him wide open to a kick to the stomach and a slap to the face just after! He doesn’t see it coming when Viz roughly yanks him away from the ropes in a headlock, not short at all on disparaging Andre’s efforts to try to assert himself over him while he’s got the World Title contender trapped!

Flannery McCoy: But not for long as Andre starts hitting Viz in the back to try to loosen up the hold and just before taking him into the ropes to push him off, Viz going off the next set of ropes- RIGHT UP ONTO ANDRE’S SHOULDERS AS HE COMES BACK! ANDRE LOOKING TO TAKE HIM DOWN- NO! THE VISUAL PROPHET DROPS DOWN BEHIND HIM AND THERE’S THE SCHOOL BOY! HE LETS HIM GO THOUGH AND ANDRE ROLLS OVER TO GET TO HIS FEET-

Jake Mercer: “IKE TURNER SPECIAL”!!!! ANDRE WALKED RIGHT INTO THAT ONE AS VIZ WAS UP BEFORE HIM AND JUST KNOCKED THE HELL OUT OF ANDRE WITH THAT SPINNING BACKFIST!!!! ANGELO IS YELLING FOR VIZ TO MAKE THE COVER AND VIZ DROPS DOWN ONTO ANDRE, AND HE’S GOT THE LEG HOOKED FOR THE REFEREE TO MAKE THE COUNT!!!

Referee: OOONNNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOOO!!!!

Referee: TTTHHHRRR-

Flannery McCoy: Andre isn’t letting him have it just like that though as he kicks out!

Stew-O: Angelo’s far from being ready to settle though, only hyped up from the sudden takedown! Slapping on the apron, he’s calling for The Visual Prophet to end the match right now from the way that Andre hasn’t moved since that kick out, he could be onto something!

Jake Mercer: #Vizzy2Belts :drakelike:!!!!

Flannery McCoy: Viz gets some distance between them and yells for Andre to get up with his other arm raised, ready to strike! The Interwire Champion looks lost after getting clobbered moments ago and he’s barely able to get himself up before Viz gets impatient, coming over and pulling Andre up the rest of the way! AND VIZ GOES IN FOR THE “KISS TO THE HEAD”!!!!

Stew-O: IT’S MISSED AS ANDRE MANAGES TO DUCK DOWN OUT THE WAY! VIZ MISSES WILDY AND BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, ANDRE HAS JUST STRUCK HIM FROM BEHIND! ANDRE GOES FOR THE HEAD AGAIN BEFORE TACKLING HIM TO THE GROUND FROM THE BACK! THERE’S A SENSE OF URGENCY COMING WITH THE HITS THAT HE LAYS INTO THE VISUAL PROPHET WITH KNOWING HE JUST NEARLY HAD HIS PAIN FOR PRIDE GOALS GO UP IN SMOKE!

Flannery McCoy: I think you’re definitely right! That near hit seemed to wake something up in Andre as he’s mounted Viz from over the back to come down on the back of his head like this! Andre finally lets up as he drags himself off of Viz, the thought of how he’s supposed to go about handling Viz no doubt going through his mind when it comes to a stage like this. He might’ve gotten himself the opportunity to be here, but he was seconds away from finding out just how unexpectedly he could lose it all!

Stew-O: Losing to Ronn Banks at the end of last year had certainly seemed to put some things into perspective for Andre, but I don’t know how he’d react to losing to The Visual Prophet after all he’s done to come into this event as successful as he’s been! Still the reigning Interwire Champion since Clash of Kingdoms, winning the King of Elite Tournament over game competition – it’d surely be something to witness.

Jake Mercer: You know who DIDN’T need to lose to Ronn Banks this season for some kind of reality check?! The World Heavyweight Champion, because The Visual Prophet won :blessed:! 

Stew-O: Regardless, one of these men is going to have come into this with the chance to truly leave with everything and go into Season 16 knowing the other had their season’s work taken from them here! And right now, Andre Walker is aiming to be that man who took it all as he begins bringing Viz to a vertical base, sending boots to the midsection before pulling him into position for a slingshot suplex! But Andre doesn’t let go as he rolls over and looks to hoist The Visual Prophet up into the air and letting him fall into a double knee gutbuster!

Flannery McCoy: Viz goes down rolling on the mat as a result of that but Andre’s already back up on his feet, focused completely on The Visual Prophet as he doesn’t waste any time in kicking him from the ring! Andre’s looking a bit more calculated as he hops down from the apron and kicks the World Heavyweight Champion in the ribs to turn him over onto his back, the camera getting a shot of the pained expression on Viz’s face but it could only probably get worse as Andre grabs him from the ground. With a hold on Viz, Andre’s able to pull him in for a suplex position out there at ringside!

Jake Mercer: JUST TO LET HIM DROP FORWARD ONTO THE STEEL STEPS JUST IN FRONT OF THEM! THE VISUAL PROPHET HITS WITH A BANG AS HE GETS RELEASED ONTO THE STEPS BY ANDRE WALKER, WHO TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE RINGSIDE EQUIPMENT TO INFLICT FURTHER DAMAGE UPON THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!

(Angelo D’Angelo stands at the other side of the ring to have a better view of the action, only for the cameras to show frustration as he watches The Visual Prophet slide off the steps and to the floor.)

Stew-O: I’m sure this is something that Angelo and Viz wanted to avoid, as Andre’s even more laser-focused now and looking to give the man that he’s challenged with his King of Elite opportunity more hell than he could’ve bargained for! Andre walks across the steps before coming back down to the floor where he picks Viz up from, ONCE AGAIN LIFTING HIM FOR A SUPLEX BUT NOW DELIBERATELY SENDING HIM INTO THE APRON SO THAT HIS BACK COLLIDES UPON IT! THAT’S NOT ONE BUT TWO NASTY LANDINGS FOR VIZ IN A ROW NOW, AND HE’S FOLDED UP IN A HEAP ON THE FLOOR!

Flannery McCoy: Andre drags Viz up and looks to take him further down the ringside area despite Viz trying to recover, and apparently, Angelo just simply can’t stand by and watch this happen! Angelo storms up to Andre despite the ring official’s demands for him to back up, yelling in Andre’s face to let go of The Visual Prophet?! What doe he think this is?!

Jake Mercer: Doing something you wouldn’t – standing up for this black king! The way you were so invested in what more harm could be brought to Viz, you might as well have been complicit in the act!

Flannery McCoy: :skip:!!!

Stew-O: Andre’s yelling back at Angelo for him to step aside but Angelo defiantly refuses to back down- IT’S ENOUGH OF A DISTRACTION FOR VIZ TO SHOVE ANDRE FACE-FIRST INTO THE RING POST! ANDRE’S FACE COLLIDES WITH THE POST AND IT’S ALL THANKS TO ANGELO FOR GETTING HIMSELF INVOLVED!! BUT BEFORE HE CAN FALL, VIZ YANKS HIM BACK BY THE HAIR AND PULLS HIM IN FOR A REVERSE DDT!

Flannery McCoy: It only had to be a matter of time before Angelo asserted himself in the match somehow and now we know how; he’s involved himself throughout plenty of Viz’s business lately when it comes to who he’s competing against! Viz is more than willing to try to capitalize as he has to pick all of Andre’s weight up and roll him into the ring, while Angelo insists on him finally bringing an end to the match!

Jake Mercer: Andre is down near the corner and the look on The Visual Prophet’s face is telling me that he knows this is his chance! He climbs up onto the apron with Angelo frantically pacing around the post while he cheers on Viz, who’s having to take his time getting up the turnbuckles from the outside corner with some difficulty from how Andre’s come at him thus far! But he finally makes to the top turnbuckle and looks to position himself-

Stew-O: ANDRE WALKER THROWS HIMSELF INTO THE ROPES! VIZ TOOK TOO LONG AND ANDRE HITTING THE TOP ROPE CAUSES VIZ TO FALL SPLIT-LEGGED JUST BEHIND THE TOP TURNBUCKLE!!! ANGELO IS LOSING HIS MIND ON THE OUTSIDE AS HE WATCHES ANDRE POSITION VIZ’S LEGS OVER HIS SHOULDERS, TURNING OUT FROM THE CORNER!!!

Flannery McCoy: “HONOR KILLED THE SAMAURI”!!! THE POWERBOMB THAT ANDRE IMMEDIATELY DROPS INTO A FOREARM SMASH TO THE FACE TO FOLLOW UP!!! AND HE GRABS THE LEGS FOR THE PIN!!!!

Referee: OOONNNNEEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Referee: TTTHHHHRRRREEEEE!!!!

Jake Mercer: NOT TODAY! THE VISUAL PROPHET KICKS OUT TO KEEP A HOLD ON HIS WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

Stew-O: And much to the relief of Dr. Angelo D’Angelo, too! Between yelling at Andre and trying to will The Visual Prophet on back into the fight, it seems like he just might malfunction if this could’ve gotten any closer than it did just now!

Flannery McCoy: Andre’s looking to the referee for reassurance on count, just to get two fingers in his face that’s got blood coming from his nose! I’m sure that’s from hitting the ring post a bit ago but we’re starting to see the consequences of that, and he wipes it away with a look of frustration as he clearly disagrees with the ring official’s count! He was sure he had it won!

Stew-O: He can disagree all he wants, it doesn’t change the fact that the match is still going and now he’s got to find some other way to put The Visual Prophet away. Andre drags himself up pulling at his hair, clearly trying to maintain his composure before he sets his sights back on Viz, picking him up in a front headlock but Viz might as well be deadweight right now!

Jake Mercer: He really can’t catch a break, damn :mjcry:! Andre’s taking Viz over to the corner where he manages to lift him up and get him on the top turnbuckle again, and Viz doesn’t even look conscious as he’s sat up there with Andre starting to climb up in front of him! Andre’s throwing heavy hits to try to keep his advantage, eventually coming to stand on the top rope-

Flannery McCoy: BUT VIZ KNOCKS A LEG OUT FROM UNDER HIM AND ANDRE FALLS, GETTING CAUGHT HANGING UPSIDE DOWN AGAINS THE TURNBUCKLES!! Andre flails trying to get himself out of this tree of woe position, unable to see The Visual Prophet starting to climb up to the top turnubckle, AND HE JUMPS OFF TO DRIVE TWO BOOTS RIGHT INTO ANDRE’S FACE!!! THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION RIPS THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION RIGHT DOWN THE TURNBUCKLES, LEAVING ANDRE UNMOVING ON THE CANVAS!!!

Stew-O: Viz is slow to get back up to his feet but he makes it nonetheless, scowling at Andre and it’s safe to say that his demeanor has changed after that close call also! Viz grabs a leg to turn the other Champion in the direction of the corner he’s headed in, rolling out the ring before reaching back inside TO PULL ANDRE WALKER SPLIT-LEGGED INTO THE RING POST! BUT HE DOESN’T STOP THERE AS HE GRABS ONE LEG AND SLAMS IT REPEATEDLY INTO THE POST, GETTING SCREAMS OUT OF ANDRE WITH EVERY HIT!!!

Jake Mercer: The referee warns Viz that he’ll soon have until a count of five to get Andre out of the corner but it’s after one last slam that Andre has his leg thrown against the side of the steps that Viz has been standing on throughout the attack! The official shouts at Viz while he watches the World Heavyweight Champion go to work on negotiating Andre’s foot into the space between the steps and the post, unable to do much else as Viz finally steps back with Andre’s foot finally trapped in the steps.

Flannery McCoy: AND IT’S NOT LONG BEFORE WE FIND OUT VIZ’S INTENTIONS! VIZ STARTS STOMPING AND KICKING AT THE LEG NOW, LEAVING ANDRE WITH NOWHERE TO GO! ANDRE TRIES TO PUSH AWAY FROM THE CORNER BUT IT’S NO USE AS VIZ IS MERCILESS IN HIS ATTACK!

Stew-O: The Visual Prophet comes off the steps and watches on as Andre can do nothing but sit in pain while the referee tries to see what he could possibly do about the situation, only Viz isn’t about to wait as he gets a running start to boot the side of the steps! The official admonishes Viz for the attack but it’s while this happens that Andre’s finally able to get his foot out and Viz rolls into the ring, getting around the referee to drag Andre away from the corner to force a pin!

Referee: OOONNNEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWOOO!!!

Referee: TTTHHHHRR-

Jake Mercer: Andre kicks out but Viz sits up shaking his head, a smirk on his face as he turns around to pin down Andre’s ankle by standing on it, Andre trying to kick him away with the other leg but Viz starts repeatedly stomping on the ankle! Andre’s potentially risking an injury for this and Viz is more than willing to exploit that now!

Stew-O: Breaking down the mobility of Andre after the powerhouse maneuvers he looked to continue to inflict is a smart move – it’s definitely put him in a position now to rethink his gameplan at least! Viz comes off the leg and grabs Andre by the foot, but he senses what’s coming and already starts toward the ropes where he holds on while Viz tries to pull him away! A kick to the hands manages to break Viz’s hold but Viz is relentless in trying to get a hold of the ankle again, Andre having to shake him by pulling his legs in and shooting them back out to catch Viz in the face!

Flannery McCoy: Andre looks to pull himself up with the ropes and Viz is in pursuit, catching an elbow to the face and Andre takes the chance to start firing off with more! He knows he’s in trouble as he tries to fend off Viz from getting his hands on him- IT’S A KICK TO THE MIDSECTION THOUGH THAT SENDS ANDRE FALLING BACK INTO THE CORNER, BARELY ABLE TO KEEP HIMSELF UP! Viz goes in and Andre tries to use his other leg to kick him way!

Stew-O: The Visual Prophet sees it coming, however, catching it only to switch it out with the other leg he’s targeted and turning around as he brings it over his shoulder, dropping down to throw Andre forward and send him face down on the canvas! “VIZ LOCK”!!!! JUST LIKE THAT THE VISUAL PROPHET GETS THAT ANKLE LOCK SLAPPED ON AND ANDRE’S ALREADY TRYING TO SCRATCH AND CLAW HIS WAY TO THE ROPES!!!!

Jake Mercer: VIZ TWISTS ON THE ANKLE WHILE ANDRE TRIES TO PULL HIMSELF AWAY, BUT HE KEEPS THE FOOT CLOSE LEAVING ANDRE WITH NOWHERE TO GO! ANDRE IS SHOUTING AS VIZ APPLIES MORE PRESSURE ON THE ANKLE, FRANTICALLY TRYING TO FORCE A ROPE BREAK BUT VIZ IS DOING WHAT HE CAN TO ENSURE THAT ANDRE WON’T MAKE IT!!!

Flannery McCoy: IMAGINE IF ANDRE WALKER IS FORCED TO TAP OUT IN THIS SCENARIO! TO HAVE COME THIS FAR JUST TO QUIT?! ANDRE DESPERATELY NEEDS TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS IF HE CAN’T GET TO THE ROPES BECAUSE VIZ DAMN SURE ISN’T GOING TO LET GO NOW THAT HE’S GOT A TARGET TO FOCUS ON!

Stew-O: ANDRE CONTINUES TO TRY TO TRUDGE AND CLAW TO THE ROPES, LOOKING TO ACTUALLY PULL VIZ WITH HIM- AND NOW HE’LL LITERALLY HAVE TO AS VIZ DROPS DOWN AND GETS HIS LEGS AROUND THAT ONE OF ANDRE’S!!! ANDRE FINDS IT’S JUST THAT MUCH HARDER TO ESCAPE WITH VIZ GOING NOWHERE NOW, BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO STOP HIM FROM TRYING!

Flannery McCoy: MAKING IT TO THE ROPES IS GOING TO BE A FEAT AS VIZ HAS THAT LOCKED IN TIGHT! ANGELO IS INSISTING ON ANDRE TAPPING OUT BUT ANDRE’S SHAKING HIS HEAD AS HE TRIES TO TRUDGE CLOSER TO THE ROPES, THE VISUAL PROPHET BEING PULLED AS ANDRE INCHES CLOSER! ANDRE REACHES OUT FOR THE BOTTOM ROPE- HE MISSES! ANDRE STRUGGLING WITH A DECISION AS HIS HAND WAVERS ABOVE THE CANVAS!!!

Jake Mercer: ANDRE REACHING OUT ONCE AGAIN! HE’S NOT SURE IF HE’LL MAKE IT! ANDRE PUSHING HIMSELF FORWARD- ONLY FOR HIS HAND TO DROP :blessed:!!!!

Stew-O: JUST SO THAT HE CAN GRAB THE BOTTOM ROPE!!!! ANDRE MAKES IT!!! BUT THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ISN’T LETTING GO!! THE REFEREE IS SHOUTING AT VIZ, IMMEDIATELY STARTING UP A COUNT BUT VIZ DOESN’T LET GO UNTIL PRACTICALLY USING UP THE ENTIRE COUNT!!!!

(Andre uses the ropes to sit himself up, Angelo on the outside tauntingly telling him that he should’ve tapped out while Viz and the referee argue across the ring.)

Flannery McCoy: Andre ignores Angelo while he gets himself up to his feet, favoring that one leg and Viz pushes past the ring official to get right back on the attack as he goes for Andre! BUT ANDRE DUCKS AROUND HIM INTO A ROLL-UP!!! ANDRE’S ABOUT TO TAKE IT!!!!

Referee: OOOONNNNEEEE!!!

Referee: TTTWWWWOOOO!!!

Referee: TTTHHHHRRREEEE!!!!

Jake Mercer: VIZ KICKS OUT! Andre is sent surging forward off of Viz but manages to stay on his feet as he comes into contact with the ropes! Viz is up on his feet and looks to take Andre but Walker on one good leg it seems knocks him back! Andre going at him with heavy stiff hits before going to launch a kick to the gut! Andre looking to hoist him up but struggles with that one leg only to have to put Viz back on his feet, and Viz goes for one of his own just for Andre to hook his leg around Viz’s! Viz is going to have to do a lot more damage if he wants to better his chances!

Stew-O: Andre’s resistance isn’t going to keep Viz from trying as he goes to lift him again- ANDRE GETS HIM WITH A KNEE TO THE FACE! ANDRE RAISES UP INTO ANOTHER KNEE STRIKE AND VIZ LOOKS SHOCKED AS HE COMES UP TO A VERTICAL BASE, AND ANDRE SPINS WITH A DISCUS LARIAT TO TAKE HIM DOWN!!!

Flannery McCoy: Andre up on his feet and trying to fight through the pain soaring through that ankle of his, trying to do nothing more right than keep his chances alive! Viz turns over and Andre has him up, taking the opening to get him in the corner for shoulder thrusts; pure desperation on display right now for Andre! The Visual Prophet finds his midsection getting worn down with all those hits- VIZ KNOCKS HIM BACK AND CHARGES OUT THE CORNER, BUT THE WISE ANDRE USES HIS SPEED AND MOMENTUM AGAINST HIM FOR AN OVERHEAD BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX!!!!

Stew-O: VIZ CATCHES SOME AIR AS ANDRE UNEXPECTEDLY COUNTERS HIM, SENDING HIM CRASHING TO THE MAT! But Andre is still favoring that leg! He tries to power through to get over to Viz before he can properly get up, going at his back with knees and clubbing blows! The World Champion’s spine is taking some damage, but he’s set on trying to bring himself up through the attacks! Andre trying his luck and looking to get Viz off the mat as he turns him to lift the Champion up for what looks like a side slam- BUT VIZ STARTS THROWING ELBOWS TO THE HEAD TO FIGHT HIM OFF!!!

Jake Mercer: VIZ IS ABLE TO GET OUT OF HIS GRASP AND VIZ FINALLY HAS THE OPENING TO KNOCK HIM AWAY! ANDRE STUMBLING BACK- VIZ TACKLES HIM AT THE LEGS AND ANDRE GETS TAKEN DOWN!!!

Stew-O: Andre tries to push himself up, but it’s Viz from behind with the german suplex that takes Andre for a ride! Andre can barely find the chance to take in what just happened as Viz doesn’t hesitate in going to find him for the same suplex one more time! Andre hits the canvas with rattling force, and the defending Interwire Champion looks thrown off as The Visual Prophet is quick to get him again, throwing in a snap suplex that leaves Andre vulnerable in the middle of the ring! Viz going for the ankle lock again as he turns Andre over by the leg and grabs the foot!

Flannery McCoy: The 2022 King of Elite once again finds himself struggling and Viz is possibly a few seconds closer to a victory in tonight’s main event! The Visual Prophet seizing on this opportunity to once again make history for the World Heavyweight Championship!

Stew-O: ANDRE WALKER ROLLS THROUGH ON THE MAT AND VIZ GETS TRIPPED UP, FALLING TO THE CANVAS! BUT NOW ANDRE’S GOT THE ANKLE LOCK APPLIED ON VIZ!!! ANDRE’S TRYING TO COUNTER VIZ WITH ONE OF HIS OWN FAVORED MANEUVERS, BUT IT’S NOWHERE NEARLY AS SECURED AS WHEN VIZ HAD IT ON HIM!!! ANDRE’S TRYING THOUGH, VIZ TRUDGING ACROSS THE RING AND TO THE ROPES, PULLING ON THEM TO GET OUT ONTO THE APRON BEFORE FALLING TO THE FLOOR ON THE OUTSIDE!!!

Flannery McCoy: Viz pulls himself up off the floor- ANDRE KICKS HIM IN THE FACE THROUGH THE ROPES!! Viz gets sent right here into our commentary table as Andre rolls out the ring, hobbling as the disastrous damage done by that Viz Lock is settling in, but Viz meets him head-on with a huge right hand that nearly sends Andre falling over! He keeps his balance though as he returns with one of his own!

Jake Mercer: That’s not enough to deter The Visual Prophet though, as he starts clobbering the hell out of Andre until he’s got him backed against the apron! Andre can barely keep himself up as Viz drags him back over to us, SLAMMING his head off the top of our commentary table! Andre drops to a knee before Viz forcefully brings him to stand, yelling in Andre’s face before going to do slam him down again- ANDRE PLANTS HIS HANDS AND STARTS THROWING ELBOWS INTO VIZ’S RIBS TO BLOCK IT!!! VIZ HAS TAKEN SOME UGLY HITS THERE AND ANDRE’S FIRING OFF RIGHT BACK!!! 

Flannery McCoy: A sudden kick from Andre has Viz stunned and he gets hold of him to repeatedly slam his head off the top of our commentary table! The World Heavyweight Champion collapses over the table and Andre shoves him the rest of the way onto it, climbing up after him and looking to pull Viz up with him doubled over. But just before he can lift him, Andre spots Angelo hurrying over to shout at him about whatever it is that he’s trying to do!

Stew-O: Angelo absolutely doesn’t want to see Viz get put through our table and understandably so, but Andre’s making it known to him that he doesn’t need to get involved at all! It’s just enough of a distraction for Viz to fight out from under Andre and start throwing punches to try to regain some ground, but this is still a precarious position for these two men to be in! Even the referee has come out now to try to get them down as he saw that they weren’t going to be getting back into the ring any time soon, but his words go ignored as Viz is laying into Andre seeing what a game-changing moment this would be!

Jake Mercer: Viz delivers a kick to the stomach of Andre pulls him down, getting his arms around his waist as he lifts up onto his shoulders! VIZ HAS ANDRE UP LOOKING TO POWERBOMB HIM THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!

Flannery McCoy: BUT ANDRE STARTS HAMMERING DOWN ON THE TOP OF VIZ’S HEAD! THROWING PUNCH AFTER PUNCH TO TRY TO STALL THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION’S INTENTIONS! THIS COULD BE THE END FOR ANDRE IF VIZ IS ABLE TO FOLLOW THROUGH!

Stew-O: BUT ANDRE’S ABLE TO GET HIMSELF DOWN AS VIZ COULDN’T GET IT DONE! Andre comes down unsteadily on his feet and The Visual Prophet looks to save his momentum with a punch but Andre sends him nearly falling through the gap between the other commentary table with a kick to the gut-

Jake Mercer: FUCK!

Stew-O: A VERTICAL SUPLEX DROPPED INTO A POWERSLAM RIGHT THROUGH OUR COMMENTARY TABLE!!!!! ANDRE FINDS IT IN HIMSELF TO LIFT ALL OF THE VISUAL PROPHET’S WEIGHT TO BRING HIM CRASHING THROUGH OUR TABLE!!! ANGELO IS AT A LOSS AS HE WATCHES ANDRE TAKE VIZ DOWN AND PUTTING HIM OUT WHILE GOING DOWN HIMSELF IN THE PROCESS!!!

Flannery McCoy: THAT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR ANDRE, WHO MANAGED TO TURN THIS AROUND FOR HIMSELF JUST NOW! VIZ NEARLY HAD HIM BUT THIS DESPERATION MOVE HAS SURELY SAVED THE MATCH FOR HIM, IF NOT HAVING WON OFF OF THAT ALONE!

Jake Mercer: VIZ JUST HAS TO SHAKE IT OFF!! HE’LL BE FINE, I’M SURE! JUST WAIT AND SEE, I’LL BE RIGHT HERE IN JUST A COUPLE OF MOMENTS!!!

(The referee stands with his hands on his head as he looks at the fallen competitors in the wreckage of the table, seeing that neither of them are moving! He looks around unsure of what to do as neither Andre nor The Visual Prophet are responsive to his calls, and he shakes his head, up on his feet as he starts over to the timekeepers area only to be stopped by Angelo!)

Flannery McCoy: What’s he doing now?! :skip:

Jake Mercer: It sounds like he’s telling the ring official not to call the match like this! He’s sure that The Visual Prophet can recover and win this match – it’s too important to just let it end like this!

Stew-O: And it looks like with the crowd actually on Angelo’s side in this, the referee is deciding to let this continue! He’s advising Angelo to back away from the scene despite what he’s trying to do in bring Viz back to some sense of consciousness, but Viz still isn’t awake after getting put through the table!

Flannery McCoy: But it’s Andre who begins to stir and there’s a worried look on Angelo’s face! He’s practically shaking Viz awake now in an effort to get him to beat Andre to the punch, but Andre’s already started to try to pick himself up, raising off the pieces of table underneath him and spots Viz nearby! He crawls over and pushes off of Viz to get himself to stand and starts trying to drag the World Heavyweight Champion to the ring! Andre struggles on that ankle but gets him eventually to the apron and somehow gets him up!

Jake Mercer: :lupe:!!!!

Stew-O: Viz is rolled into the ring properly now and Andre pulls himself up after, getting himself into the ring and he starts to trudge over to the fallen World Champion knowing that the pin is in reach!

Flannery McCoy: BUT ANGELO JUMPS UP ONTO THE APRON AFTER HURRYING AROUND THE RING TO BE WITHIN THE SIGHTS OF THE REFEREE! THE RING OFFICIAL LEAVES FROM HIS POSITION TO GO DEAL WITH ANGELO AND ANDRE LOOKS ON IN DISBELIEF!!!

Stew-O: Angelo is vehemently arguing with the official, who’s instructing him to get down from the apron! But this is obviously an effort to buy Viz some time! Andre getting himself up as he starts over toward Angelo, who starts looking far more intimidated than before now that he spots Andre approaching!

(Andre starts yelling at Angelo, who argues back, just as the crowd begins to buzz…)

Flannery McCoy: ALBERT HITCHMAN YANKS ANGELO D’ANGELO DOWN FROM THE APRON! ANGELO FALLS TO THE FLOOR AND LOOKS UP, LOOKING LIKE HE’S SEEN A GHOST AS ALBERT STANDS OVER HIM!! ANGELO HAD ALBERT PUT THROUGH A TABLE BY VIZ WEEKS AGO ON DYNASTY, AND NOW HE’S HERE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE!!!

Stew-O: ALBERT STARTS ATTACKING ANGELO, FINALLY SOMEONE DOING SOMETHING ABOUT HIS INTERFERENCE! Andre watches on amused as Angelo tries to crawl away to avoid further punishment!

Jake Mercer: :mjgrin:!!!!

Stew-O: “VDT”!!!! THE REVERSE STO INTO THE DDT TO TAKE ANDRE WALKER DOWN!!! AND NOW A WRECKING BALL DROPKICK THROUGH THE ROPES TO KNOCK ALBERT OVER, GETTING HIM OFF OF ANGELO!!!

Flannery McCoy: Viz is out on the apron and climbs his way to the turnbuckles, heading right up top while Andre remains down and in position! The Visual Prophet stands on the top turnbuckle looking down on Andre before he leaps! “BOW TO THE HEART”-

Jake Mercer: CONNECTS :blessed:!!!!!! VIZ COMES DOWN WITH A HEARTSTOPPING ELBOW DROP RIGHT TO THE CHEST AND HE GRABS THE LEG, THE REFEREE GOING IN TO COUNT!!!!

Referee: OOOONNNNEEEE!!!!

Referee: TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!!

Referee: TTTHHHHRRRREEEE!!!!

Stew-O: ANDRE WALKER GETS HIS SHOULDER UP!!!!

Flannery McCoy: The Visual Prophet sits up smacking the mat, getting right to his feet and arguing with the ring official about the count! Even Angelo’s on the outside screaming at the referee about what just happened!

Jake Mercer: IT’S A SET UP!!! WHO HIRED THIS REFEREE?!

Stew-O: Viz finally turns around at the direction of Angelo to spot Andre sluggishly rolling from the ring, but Viz looks more than happy to chase after him, following him and easily getting a hold of him to start jabbing him in the face! Blood splatters from Andre’s busted nose as Viz only swings harder, looking to then send Andre into the barricade but he gets his foot up in time to keep himself from connecting! That only prompts Viz to come charging at him, leaping to strike!

Flannery McCoy: BUT ANDRE LIFTS HIM UP INTO A SAMOAN DROP AGAINST THE BARRICADE!! VIZ GETS HIS BACK DRIVEN DOWN AGAINST IT BEFORE HE COLLAPSES TO THE FLOOR AT ANDRE’S FEET, ANDRE LEANING INTO THE BARRICADE FOR SUPPORT!!!

Jake Mercer: Andre grabs Viz by the head, dragging him to the post and smashing his face off of it once- twice- three times! The Visual Prophet has a hand over his face as he stays floored but Andre surely wasn’t going to leave him with that as a choice, dragging him to try to get him in the ring only to be kicked!

Stew-O: Andre is stopped in his tracks and it’s with another kick from Viz that Andre stumbles back into the commentary tables, a now bloody-faced Viz coming down off the apron as Andre tries to recuperate from being kicked in the face! Viz rocks him with a punch that snaps Andre’s head up and he lands another before trying to grab Andre, only to get struck by the Interwire Champion! Viz is caught off guard and Andre strikes twice, only for a kick to his previously targeted leg to take his balance out from under him!

Flannery McCoy: Viz spots the nearby steps and drags Andre up, whipping him over into the steps- ANDRE COUNTERS AND INTO A DROP TOE-HOLD, SENDING VIZ FACE FIRST INTO THE STEEL STEPS!!!!! VIZ’S FACE SMACKS THE STEPS AND HE BARELY HAS IT IN HIM TO PEEL HIMSELF AWAY FROM THEM, REVEALING THE BLOOD LEFT FROM HIS FACE LEFT ON THE SILVER!!!

Jake Mercer: Andre gathers himself to get Viz off the ground and rolls him into the ring, getting him against the ropes upon bringing him to his feet! They both look exhausted and Viz has a nasty, bloody gash just under his eye from hitting those steps! But there’s no concern stopping Andre from going to whip him across the ring- but Viz has the wherewithal to have his arm hooked around the top rope! Viz absolutely refuses to die as Andre tries to force him to budge-

Stew-O: VIZ RAKES THE EYES! KISSING ANDRE’S HEAD BEFORE KICKING HIM AWAY AND ANDRE STUMBLES ON HIS FEET TRYING TO STAY UP AS VIZ COMES OFF THE ROPES!!! “KISS TO THE HEAD”!!!! VIZ SWINGING FOR THE BULLHAMMER ELBOW STRIKE, LOOKING DOWNRIGHT MONSTROUS WITH THAT BLOOD STREAMING DOWN HIS FACE!!!!!

Flannery McCoy: THE VISUAL PROPHET MISSES! VIZ TAKES THE SHOT BUT NO ONE’S HOME FOR IT TO LAND ON!!! VIZ TURNING AROUND TO LOOK FOR ANDRE!

Stew-O: “HUNGER ON HILLSIDE”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANDRE CONNECTS WITH THE SPEAR AS VIZ TURNS AROUND AND VIZ IS SPRAWLED OUT ON THE CANVAS!!!! ANGELO TRYING TO GET ON THE APRON BUT ALBERT IN WAITING TEARS HIM OFF TO THE FLOOR, AND ANDRE LOOKING GASSED DROPS DOWN OVER VIZ FOR THE COVER!!!!

Referee: OOOONNNNEEEE!!!!

Referee: TTTTWWWWOOOO!!!

Referee: TTTTHHHHRRRREEEE!!!!!!!

(DING! DING! DING!)

(“Leaving Caladan” by Hans Zimmer begins to play and the crowd erupts as it quickly becomes apparent that Andre Walker has just defeated The Visual Prophet!)

Stephie Love: HERE IS YOUR WINNER, STILL THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION…. AND THE NEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWW EAW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION…. ANNNNNDDDDDRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEE WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jake Mercer: FUCK :mjcry:!!!!!!!!!!!

Stew-O: ANDRE WALKER PUTS HIMSELF IN THE HISTORY BOOKS, BECOMING A DUAL CHAMPION AS THE INTERWIRE CHAMPION AND THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, DEFEATING THE VISUAL PROPHET HERE AT PAIN FOR PRIDE TO CLAIM THE LATTER!!!

Flannery McCoy: Andre Walker is someone who’d been on fire since the start of the year and didn’t let up, didn’t let himself get caught up in the success that he had or success that he could potentially have – and it’s by having won the King of Elite Tournament this year that he was able to be the one who finally dethroned The Visual Prophet!

Stew-O: The Visual Prophet had seemingly gone through everyone there was for him to face off against, in any situation! He defeated Xander Payne, who had reigned as the World Heavyweight Champion previously, at House of Glass back in October; his performance at Road to Redemption was going to be under scrutiny given the year prior, but he retained, eventually leading to singles victories over the likes of Terry Chambers, EAW Hall of Famer Cage, and an even more personal rival in SOSA Henderson! There wasn’t looking like there’d be anyone who could match Viz as had truly been a strong Champion inside the ring, but Andre Walker, EAW’s 2022 King of Elite, has pulled this one out!

(Andre has finally gotten himself off of Viz, who’s been rolled out the ring. With Albert coming into the ring and taking the Interwire and World Heavyweight Championships away from the referee, Andre sits up to see Albert with the two Championships which only bring a smirk to his face that breaks through the exhausted look. Getting himself up, Andre carefully stands on both feet and takes the titles from Albert to raise them up with fireworks going off around the stadium!)

Jake Mercer: I think it was known that I was #TeamViz going into this, but Andre Walker has undoubtedly shown himself to be a talent capable of astounding things! Whether that was setting a new record for the New Breed Championship, competing as a dominant Interwire Champion, or such as this moment right here that will go down in history as one of his greatest accomplishments!

Flannery McCoy: An unbiased take? Is this the change that comes with Andre Walker as World Heavyweight Champion?! :wow:!!!

Jake Mercer: :mjpls:!

Stew-O: It can’t be denied that Andre and The Visual Prophet were set on putting each other through the wringer, and they certainly did as it was a struggle for victory at every turn! Angelo’s distractions didn’t pay off, especially not with the return of Albert Hitchman which they certainly didn’t count on – but it was Andre Walker’s persistence in all this that won him the World Heavyweight Championship at the very end!

(The colors from the fireworks and bright stadium lights that flood the venue while Andre slowly makes his way around the ring with the Championships still raised make for a moment worth the replay. Albert stands behind him applauding while cameras focus on the new World Heavyweight Champion with his Interwire Championship held up as well.)

Stew-O: This has been an eventful three-day Pain for Pride event, ensuring that moments and history were made throughout the entire FPV that will live on through the EAW Universe and the fallout that’s still yet to come! For the Friday Night Dynasty commentary of Flannery McCoy and Jake Mercer, I’m Stew-O, and this has been Pain for Pride!

(As the commentary fades out, the visual is that of Andre Walker, now both the Interwire Champion and World Heavyweight Champion – the 2022 King of Elite – continuing to take in the moment that is his victory to close the show. With the focus solely on him, the scene fades out.)

(EAW logo buzzes.)

Written by John Helms

Most Valuable Elitist #322

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